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Three Tenors to light up the Pyramid of Moon

The Three Tenors will have a majestic backdrop for a Mexico concert: the ancient Pyramid of the Moon at Teotihuacan.

The lavish concert won approval despite opposition from scholars who feared the crowds could damage the site near Mexico City, Teresa Franco, director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History, said Tuesday.About 19,000 spectators are expected for the concert in late March by Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti. The famed tenors will be accompanied by the Orchestra of the Belles Artes Theater, directed by James Levine. The production is expected to cost $8 million.

Concertgoers will pay $50 to $1,500 for seats on the Street of the Dead in what was a great metropolis between the years 150 and 700. The Televisa network will televise the performance.

Franco said $2.5 million of the proceeds are to be used to preserve the site.