Friday, September 07, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti 1935-2007: Today's Cartoon

Well, I guess the chances of a Three Tenors reunion are pretty much non-existent at this point... unless of course you believe in the afterlife, in which case you'd better start saying your prayers and saving your money now, if you hope to score tickets for that event.

The loss of Luciano Pavarotti to pancreatic cancer robs the opera world of its most recognizable "figure", as the man who helped bring the classical genre into the mainstream. Yet aside from being tremendously talented, he was also celebrated for his physical appearance; which for many, embodied their expectations of what a classical opera singer should look like... perhaps explaining why he weighed close to 300 pounds.

Indeed, the passing of Pavarotti is a big deal, not only because there isn't anyone to replace his talent, but also fill the huge void on stage left behind by this "larger than life" performer.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Nea said...

I know we should approach all things with a sense of humor. But i truly loved Pavarotti, and was very saddened by his death. And man pancreatic cancer is a horrible way to go....

9:13 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

I'm sorry you feel so strongly about his passing, however,there are literally thousands of solemn tributes to Pavarotti already posted online, so I figured a little levity on the subject was in order.

Yes, pancreatic cancer is a horrible way to go (as are many others) but at least he is out of his suffering and had the opportunity to live a full and successful life, in which he will always be remembered and celebrated for his talent and accomplishments; which at the end of it, is all anyone can truly hope for.

"Humor" (or at least my humble attempt at it) is just my way of expressing the fact that life goes on... with or without you.

1:58 PM  

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