Thursday, September 06, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti Remembered

Luciano Pavarotti, one of the greatest tenors of all time, has just passed away at his home in Modena, Italy. He was 71.

Wikipedia article on Pavarotti
Pavarotti's website, containing only a picture and the quote "Penso che una vita per la musica sia una vita spesa bene ed e a questo che mi sono dedicato"
Bernard Holland's article in the New York Times
Multiple articles in Corriere Della Serra
CNN article
Billboard article
Photo gallery on
Robert Everett-Green in the Globe and Mail
Eric Reguly in the Globe and Mail
An appreciation from Time Magazine
Adam Sweeting in the Telegraph on five completely inappropriate heirs to Pavarotti's crown as king of the tenors
Richard Owen's article in the Times Online
Reprint of a 1972 article and interview with Pavarotti in the Christian Science Monitor
Reuters article
Quotes from admirers in the International Herald Tribune
Stephen Dowling's article for BBC News
Arifa Akbar in The Independent
Peter Dobrin and David Patrick Stearns in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Richard Dyer in the Boston Globe
Mark Swed in the LA Times
Joshua Kosman in the San Francisco Chronicle

Blog Reactions

Alex Ross has some thoughts on Pavarotti
Opera Chic's tribute, some words on his diction, and quotes from celebrities
The history of Pavarotti's friendship with Bono on U2Diary
More from Matthew Good, Sounds & Fury, Deceptively Simple, ionarts, the concert, Joshua Nemith, Night After Night, A Singer's Life, daily observations, Iron Tongue of Midnight, wellsung, and Sequenza21/.

Here he is in a 1979 performance of La Boheme with Ileana Cortrubas at La Scala.

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