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



8 comments:

Mags said...

I hear about this earlier and am very sad about it. I had the honor of hearing him perform live in NYC years and years ago, and he truly is magical...

Linda said...

I hadn't heard about this until I read your post.

As always, a moving tribute.

dog's eye view said...

LOVE the James Brown duet; it works best of the three. You can see the hardest working man in rock n roll really enjoyed sharing a stage with Pavarotti. A new favorite, and thank you for finding it for us.

harborwoman said...

What a lovely tribute to a man who will be missed. Thank you!

Claire said...

I thought it was very sad :(
He had a superb voice and brought opera to folks that would otherwise dismiss it.

I love the shot of the poppies, its lovely.

Jessica said...

His voice was so moving. It's cool that it will be forever available to hear even though he's gone.

Travis said...

The thing that always saddens me about the passing of such a wondrous talent is that there won't be any more. We have all of the Maestro that we'll ever have.

It is much, but we could wish for more still.

enigma4ever said...

very nice tribute....lovely....so sad...can't believe he is gone.....