Atlantis Alumni

Thursday, September 6, 2007

The Greatest Tenor EVER Has Died

Dan and I had the great fortune to have actually appeared on the operatic stage in several performances with Pavarotti back in the 1980s. The Opera Company Of Philadelphia mounted a production of Puccini's "La Boheme" directed by the great Gian Carlo Menotti, who also died earlier this year. Pavarotti starred and we were supernumeraries. It was a wonderful, unforgettable experience.

We also got to see and hear Pavarotti many times at the Metropolitan Opera in great operas such as Tosca and La Boheme. Listening to his recordings and to the other great operatic tenors of the 20th century, I feel fortunate to have enjoyed Pavarotti's great voice. I feel that he was as great a tenor as Caruso, Gigli, Tucker, or any of the others I've listened to live or in recordings. Listen above to perhaps the greatest tenor ever.


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