06 September 2007

Addio Luciano Pavarotti...

We awoke to the news of Luciano Pavarotti's passing today. It's is a sad day indeed for Italians and especially the Modenese, with the silencing of a national treasure such as Pavarotti.
Grande Pavarotti! The quintessential Italian with his love of food, family, football, home, and, of course, singing. I have put together a few videos I found on You Tube .
The first is Pavarattoi in a promotional video for his hometown of Modena where is speaks about all of his passions. The second is a short clip of his father singing briefly and speaking about the differences between his and his famous son's voice. Here on the news they featured a few old clips of his father singing at the age of 80 and still quite a beautiful voice. He told of how his son started singing at the age of about 6 or 7 and sang in the local cathedral. Another old news cli was of the two of them singing in that very cathedral together in 1978. It was quite moving. The last two videos are of Pavarotti's last public performance in Italy which was at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

Travelogue of Modena with Luciano Pavarotti

Pavarotti's father

Pavarotti singing at the opening ceremonies of the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics

and with Andre Bocelli

Farewell Luciano Pavarotti.......
you will be missed

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