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Friday, September 07, 2007
Good Bye, Luciano
I was a vocal major. I grew up in a family of singers. I was not fabulous but I was good. I was better then than I am now because I practiced more but a vocalist doesn't come in to their true voice until their 30's.
I studied mostly classical, which is pretty typical for most who study. The point is, I can listen to a great opera singer and truly appreciate the sound. I recently went to see "Show Boat" with the Opera company in Logan. It was wonderful and it was all opera. My sister came with and really enjoyed it but does not love the "opera" sound.
It is interesting the different tastes we all have. I listened to it, all the while, melting in my chair.
I saw on the news that Luciano Pavarotti has died. My heart goes out. I am sitting here now, typing to his beautiful voice. It moves me like few do. How sad that a light has gone out that did so much for the appreciation of opera music. He was the first to really bring it to the masses. It is because of him that so many popular opera songs are so well known now.
The heavens have received a valuable tenor to their choir and he will be greatly miss by us here left behind.
Thank you, Luciano, for affecting my life in a way that I did not realize, until you had gone.