Thursday, September 06, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti 1935 - 2007

"Penso che una vita per la musica sia una vita spesa bene ed è a questo che mi sono dedicato."

"I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to."
- Luciano Pavarotti

I didn't know he worked as school teacher then as an insurance salesman after graduating from school for six years before he decided to pursue music full time. He came from a musical family but loved soccer and wanted to play pro.

He is one of the greatest singers ever. During his last concert in New York City he received a 12 minute standing ovation. He will be missed.


Delina said...

Yes he will be missed.

gibber said...

sad. he is irreplaceable. his voice gives me chills.

Jen said...

He's going to be my post tomorrow, I think. I'm really sad today. I was able to see him in 1977 as part of a project that NYC did with various schools - we put on La Boheme with Met-designed materials, and we got to go to the Met's dress rehearsal. The great man himself came and spoke with us, and shook the hands of our Rudolfo.

What a voice.

Farfallina - Roam 2 Rome said...

An amazing voice! A man with a passion for life :)

Confessions of Cleopantha said...

An amazing man. l love that quote.

wordtryst said...

He will definitely be missed, but his beautiful music will live on.