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An ARTIST is an ARTIST, no matter what his outlet.

RIP, Luciano.:cry:
 

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My favorite opera singer

Whenever I caught him on television I couldn't take my eyes off him or my ears off his voice. He left the other two tenors (Domingo and Carreras) in the dust; they couldn't hold a candle next to him.

Talk about a singer who was all about the music. You could see it in his eyes. No other opera singer could phrase like he did. He was truly the greatest ever.

I will miss him dearly.
 

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May he rest in peace!:cry:
 

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The Voice for sure. The world is a little less exciting today (although Italian women can walk just a bit more at ease).

The only other operatic tenor I ever heard whose records made my hair stand up like that was Caruso himself. And if you haven't heard Caruso, man, go check that out.
 

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I think the greatest measure of his success is that he is probably one of the only opera singers who is a household name.

RIP
 

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Con te partirò

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Pavarotti was a superstar. His music will live on and he will be missed. RIP.
 

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I heard the news while listening to NPR on my morning commute. When I heard that he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year ago, I couldn't help but cry. My father died from pancreatic cancer about the same time that Luciano learned of his.

Thank you, Luciano, for sharing your passion with us all. You helped make the world a better place.
 

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i heard this morning, and heard a nice story from my music GCSE teacher at school,

Luciano was my teacher's idol for his whole music related life, and he found out once that Luciano would eat a steak before a performance, so he decided to have a steak sandwich before any of his performances. apparently the protein in steaks is good to help with nerves and energy, since performing, especially opera, takes vast amounts of energy.

RIP Luciano,
although i am not an opera person i recognized what i heard of Luciano as something special and i appreciated it.
 

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hakukani said:
An ARTIST is an ARTIST, no matter what his outlet.

RIP, Luciano.:cry:
Well said. Today is a great loss for the musical world.
L.P. was perhaps the most popular [non-pop music] superstar in music all around the globe.
 

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A great loss---a real hero in the world of opera. It's often difficult for those who have no great love for a given musical genre to understand the appeal it has for those who do love it. In the world of opera, LP was perhaps the person who could bridge that chasm most effectively--he may not have turned everyone into opera lovers, but I think his magnificant artistry provided a glimpse into why opera is so beloved by many. He will be greatly missed and deeply mourned.
 

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The one thing always remembered about Pavarotti was when he and Frank Sinatra were on The Tonight Show together. While they sat down with Johnnie Carson, Sinatra told Pavarotti that he was having trouble finishing his notes and he asked him his advise. To everyone's laughter, Pavarotti told him he simply closed his mouth.

Only Pavarotti could get away with telling the Chairman of the Board the best way to shut up :D

He was everyone's Opera star. Now the voice is silent :(

R.I.P.
 

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He was the first tenor I saw and heard who didn't look as if he was about to explode from the effort..... he made it seem so easy :)
 

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RIP, LP, You turned millions of people on to GREAT MUSIC! People that might not have heard it otherwise! A great loss.
 

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SteveMarz said:
Well said. Today is a great loss for the musical world.
L.P. was perhaps the most popular [non-pop music] superstar in music all around the globe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gEpFCr_4A8

Non pop artist yes, but he did dabble in the pop scene with this. He was quoted on the Today show this morning as being an "Opera man with Rock Star status." Man his voice blows those Spice Girls outta da water!
 
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