Scott Hodge


Goodbye Great Tenor…

Sep 6, 2007


October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti died this morning.

Believe it or not, I have been a fan of Luciano Pavarotti for several years now.  It all started with my first purchase of a Three Tenors (Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti) album entitled, "The Three Tenors in Concert 1994" – a live concert performed at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.  My next purchase was an earlier album from 1990 – which was a live recording with Zubin Mehta.  And then of course, who can forget when Pavarotti sang with my all-time favorite band, U2, in their 1995 song, Miss Sarajevo?  That was quite a combo, let me tell you… 

So one of the great ones have departed.  And sure, I suppose there will be more "greats" emerging in the future; but probably none quite like Pavarotti, for he was most certainly unique, innovative, and obviously quite a legend.

Rest in peace Pavarotti.

5 Responses to “Goodbye Great Tenor…”

  1. Lizzie says:

    I heard about him, and also Rev. D James Kennedy? I had never heard of him but I figured you may have, since he was a pastor who made headline news! Although a lot of people who left comments seemed happy about it….?

  2. Amber Cox says:

    Aw, I am sad. What an incredible voice! I knew he was sick, but hadn’t heard that he died.

  3. Doug says:

    L. Pav. (as I like to call him) was the Michael Jordan of vocalists. There will never be another.
    Check out some of his early 70s recordings of Nussen Dorma, or his recording of O Holy Night.
    Brother had pipes!!!!!

  4. Joni says:

    I was very sad to hear that. There are voices that immediately transform the music into an experience. Sadly, I can’t enjoy other tenors because they just sound like they’re straining to sing. Pavarotti made it sound easy. He was one in a million.

  5. Linda says:

    Have you seen the paul pots video. It gives you goose bumps:

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