06 September 2007
Farewell To Magic
Often when a great singer shares their gift, you will say, "What a beautiful voice!". When Pavarotti sang, you were stunned into saying, "What glorious music!". The absolute perfection of his highest notes, the total clarity was a miracle that in all probability will not be heard again this side of heaven.
Even more than the voice, was the generosity of his spirit. Whether he was singing with still unknown young opera singers, sparring with U2 or Elton John, or being one third of the most remarkable trio ever ... The Three Tenors, he brought a popularity to a form that only a small percentage of people ever experienced before. He gave them opera as wonderful fast food with the hope they might come back for a full banquet.
Pavarotti With Bono - Miserere
Pavarotti With James Brown - It's a Man's World
Pavarotti With Barry White - My First, My Last, My Everything
And of course his signature aria: Nessun Dorma from Turandot