Echoes of Pavarotti

Pavarotti’s voice will never die.

“Luciano Pavarotti was one of the finest singers of our time,” the Royal Opera House in London said in a statement.

“He had a unique ability to touch people with the emotional and brilliant quality of his voice. He was a man with the common touch and the most extraordinary gift. He will be truly missed by millions,” the statement said.

To the shock of some classical music purists, the larger than life singer extended his appeal far beyond the operatic world, collaborating with pop stars like Sting, U2 and even the Spice Girls.

U2 frontman Bono, who duetted with Pavarotti on a single about the plight of the Bosnian people, hailed the tenor as “a great volcano of a man who sang fire”.

“Some can sing opera, Luciano Pavarotti was an opera. No one could inhabit those acrobatic melodies and words like him,” Bono said.

Thanks to GreenCine Daily for links to the LA Times, New York Times, and TIME.

YouTube Preview Image
YouTube Preview Image
YouTube Preview Image
YouTube Preview Image

  • Facebook
About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X