An Unhappy Clash of the C’s!

PavarottiSome things transcend all borders. Luciano Pavarotti died yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. I hate the “C” word! It has cost us much and now it has taken the King of the High C’s! Luciano was 71 years old. Did he come to Hawaii? Yes, we were fortunate to have him visit and sing for us a couple of times. The media reports this morning are giving him credit for “expanding” or reviving an interest in opera. One can only hope that this vocal art will thrive.

Honolulu and the rest of the world say aloha to a man whose name is synonymous with opera. His name has become a household word and will be representative of his genre for years to come, I’m sure. Few things are more beautiful than a clear, crisp tenor voice! Was he my favorite of the tenors? No, but he had one thing that always amazed me — not only control, but comfort.  When hitting those high notes was a struggle for some and work for others, Pavarotti just did it naturally. He didn’t flinch or strain, he just sang! He is one hard act to follow!

For opera fans, the 1982 comedy, Yes, Giorgio, just became a tear-jerker. Aloha menemene from Homespun Honolulu to the family and friends of Luciano Pavarotti, and to the opera fans across the world!

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  • 1 Michael // Sep 7, 2007 at 2:03 am

    You’re so right Evelyn! He was tops in his field and a blessing for all of us! A great man with an amazing voice! I’m not one who’s crazy for that type of music or opera at all for that matter. But I do know an awesome voice when I hear one. Go with the angels Luciano; you will be missed!!

  • 2 Evelyn // Sep 7, 2007 at 6:31 am

    Hi Michael. Thank you for dropping by and for your comment. He will definitely be missed. I had the unhappy privilege of telling my opera-loving mother about it. She was stunned and her comment to me after the initial shock was that “the whole opera world is going to cry today.” I’m sure it did! He was not only talented but physically expressive and flamboyant in character and one couldn’t help but giggle or at least smile at his showy antics. 🙂

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