... Millions of listeners who never came close to setting foot in an opera house knew and loved Pavarotti through his countless appearances on television and in stadium concerts -- especially the spectacularly successful Three Tenors marathons with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. The Decca recording of their first collaboration became far and away the best-selling classical album in history, with upward of 15 million copies distributed to date. ....Luciano Pavarotti, requiescat in pace.
06 September 2007
In my adult life, one man embodied the heart and soul of opera to those of us who gave a damn about great music. We lost that man last night. As the Washington Post put it this morning: