Luciano Pavarotti (12 October 1935 – 6 September 2007)
Luciano Pavarotti died today. For the beauty of his voice, for the perfection of his style and for the greatness of his soul he may have been the greatest Italian tenor of all time.
I agree with this item about 2 Pavarottis. It is Pavarotti #1 that I choose to honor.
I was staying with a friend on Saturday, and the friend reported hearing the following quote on the radio from Cecilia Bartoli: "When I first heard Pavarotti sing, I thought God was speaking to me." I have no idea if she actually said this.