Luciano Pavarotti will make his first public appearance next week since an operation to remove a pancreatic cancer in July forced him to cancel a tour, but will not sing, a spokeswoman said on Friday. The 71-year-old opera singer, regarded by many as the greatest tenor of his generation, will pick up an award for services to opera in a theater in Bergamo, northern Italy. "He will receive the prize and nine of his students will sing some works by (Gaetano) Donizetti. The maestro will be present for the whole evening in the theater," said theater spokeswoman Raffaella Valsecchi. "He will not sing," she added. Pavarotti canceled all remaining tour dates for 2006 when he was diagnosed with the cancer, but has since said he hopes to resume performing in 2007.