Thursday, September 06, 2007

A Great Voice Silenced

I just read that Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) died late last night after a battle with pancreatic cancer. What a sad day. He was able to do something for me that I would have previously predicted that no one would be able to do: develop an appreciation in me for opera music. His rendition of Nessum Dorma - his signature song - is one of the greatest musical performances ever:

Luciano, you will be missed...

A couple of trivia items regarding Pavarotti - Did you know:
  • That he would always perform with a bent nail in his pocket that he had found somewhere on the stage?
  • That he holds the world record for the longest standing ovation? Ninety minutes!!! Wow!


Ashley said...

Another Trivia bit for ya.

In his 1962 Met Opera debut he sang 9 high-c's in "The Daughter of the Regiment"
-ashley cyre
ps My kids are better than your kids

Fitz said...

Yeah, I read this bit of trivia, too. Amazing!

P.S. No they're not...