Tis a sad day…. I have a recording of him, joan sutherland, and marilyn horne doing Verdi’s “Requiem”…. bad ass stuff i tell you, bad ass!
Didn’t know him, but I suspect he was italian? opera?
DUDE!! you are telling me you have never heard of Pavarotti?!?!? of “The Three Tenors” Fame?!?!?!? Haven’t you ever even seen the Seinfeld where they talk about him?!?!? DUDE!!!
From my friend Ron:
When There Are No Words To Express Who Is The Best
The great Luciano Pavarotti
was master of high Cs in Puccini,
and in Verdi, and in Donizetti.
He blended the classical opera
with pop’s, rock’s, and blues cornucopia
as he shared Diana’s royal karma.
He hosted divinity for mankind.
Rigoletto and Turandot enshrined
with Regiment in each musician’s mind.
His voice was too good for celestials;
and his performances awed all mortals
as he mentored heaven’s angel minstrels.
Life was duality’s dichotomy;
but stage philosophy was harmony
as he battled cancer’s biology.
He had a melodic and mature soul
with an adventurous heart for the whole
ecstasy of singing opera roles.
To me he was much better than the best
and of all tenors, he was the greatest
although he humbly respected the rest.
I suggest he is in paradise now
where he’s preparing music to endow
the universe with a musician’s Tao.
While in Puerto Rico years ago,
I personally met Luciano;
and heard him sing live from his librettos.
Although I love a mountain’s mastery,
I enjoyed, more, Pavarotti’s medley
than when I met Sir Edmund Hillary.
Groriter © 2007
Truly a master was here and now is gone.
I wonder what generations to come will make of this greatly talented man?