Opera legend Pavarotti has died


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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/6981032.stm :(

BBC also have an obituary at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5158416.stm
- which was "Last Updated: Friday, 7 July 2006, 14:19 GMT 15:19 UK" :confused:
... presumably a mock obituary from last year when he was very ill.
EDIT - has since been updated this morning with specifics about his battle with cancer of the pancreas.

His performance with Passengers (= U2 + Brian Eno) on Miss Sarajevo always gives me goosebumps
- this was from his home city of Modena (also with the late Michael Kamen conducting):


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He will be missed, a great man, a great voice.


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He had the persona to bring Opera to the masses.

"He started out as a schoolteacher and began his vocal training only in his 20s. He made his professional debut in 1961 and then debuted at La Scala in 1965 and at the Metropolitan Opera in 1968. He retained the beautiful tone and thrilling high notes that his audiences loved into his 60s, nurturing his broad appeal by recording many light pieces in addition to the traditional Italian repertoire in which he specialized. The most famous male classical singer of the late 20th century, he came to personify the Italian tenor worldwide."

Who can forget the 1994 Barcelona Olympics???? I never will!!!


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RIP Luciano,brought the magic of opera to me.


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The triumph of volume over emotion.

He brought opera to many people, and was a legend amongst opera lovers, not just amongst the general masses. He was one of the all time great tenors.

A sad loss for all music lovers.



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Opera has never been in my music bag, but the guy is legend in his field and must be one of the main inspiration for most of not all young tenors.



This isn't the place to pass comment on how good or bad he was . Post your respects or nothing at all please


I cannot tell you how sad I am at this news. He was/is by far my favourite ever artist.

His voice had to ability to really reach inside your soul and make you feel the emotion of whatever he was singing.

He was THE voice of a millenia. RIP


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Ok, what the hell? Where did my post go? I did reply to thread and I all I said was...

RIP Luciano Pavarotti.

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Ok, what the hell? Where did my post go? I did reply to thread and I all I said was...

RIP Luciano Pavarotti.

I think the censor's scissor got carried away with your post quoting a post which was subsequently snipped!

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