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Tibor Rudas

Tibor Rudas (February 6, 1920 – September 8, 2014), was a Hungarian born entrepreneur, known for conceptualising Luciano Pavarotti performances in sports arena settings and later signing the "Three Tenors" José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti to appear in a series of worldwide arena concerts.[1][2][3] He was born in Budapest, Hungary and was imprisoned in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp during World War II by the Nazis.[4] He died in Santa Monica, California.


  1. ^ "Tenors Hit The Highest C: Commerce". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Tibor Rudas Presents the Three Sopranos: Cassello, Esperian, Lawrence". Entertainment Weekly. 1996-11-22. Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  3. ^ "The Three Tenors". Retrieved 19 March 2010.
  4. ^ Douglas Martin (September 16, 2014). "Tibor Rudas Dies at 94; Brought the World the Three Tenors". The New York Times.