Saturday, September 8, 2007

Farewell to Luciano Pavarotti

2007 has been a rough year. First, we said goodbye to Molly Ivins, then to Kurt Vonnegut. Tonight I'm commemorating the life of one who wasn't a literary icon, but still a favorite artist of mine: Luciano Pavarotti. I love his voice, but I also loved the way he made accessible an art form that modern audiences often find boring and elitist. I will leave you with a clip of his final public performance, at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Torino last year, where he performed his signature "Nessun Dorma", from Puccini's Turandot opera. Please feel free to come back and visit it often, if you like it as much as I do.

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