I wrote a post wishing Luciano Pavarotti a Happy Birthday today on the NEMC blog and it sparked a day of watching and listening to opera. I was probably about 8 or 9 when I first fell in love with opera and Pavarotti, thanks to a program my parents were watching one evening on PBS. It was always a dream of mine to see a live opera at The Met. My hubs actually took me to see Eugene Onegin one Thanksgiving when we were in NYC. It isn’t my favorite opera but we had orchestra level seating and the sounds from the pit and the stage were enchanting and the costumes and sets were just as magical as I’d always imagined they’d be. I would have loved to see a live performance of Luciano Pavarotti, in concert or on the opera stage, but alas it was never to be. I can attest to the fact, though, that an afternoon getting lost while trolling the internet for old videos and recordings of this great artist was quite enjoyable.
A few faves…..
Nessun Dorma (Pavarotti, NY 1980)
Vesti La Giubba