This is so far off topic, yet my loss is such, I felt I needed to share. I am so saddened, yet privileged to have lived in the same lifetime as Pavarotti, and through the grace of my parents who took me to Indianapolis, I actually got to see him. The loss of Pavarotti to the world is too great to allow to pass in silence.
Franklin is in Excellent company.
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Franklin is in Excellent company.

He truly is. We were watching Law and Order last night, and didn't have to mute. Franklin sang along with that theme song as well as several others, and the coffee grinder. Maybe he and Pavarotti were more closely related than we know!

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Franklin is in Excellent company.

He truly is. We were watching Law and Order last night, and didn't have to mute. Franklin sang along with that theme song as well as several others, and the coffee grinder. Maybe he and Pavarotti were more closely related than we know!

And I'm sure right now, listening to Franklin's song in your memory is probably the most beautiful song in the world.
I had a dog with perfect pitch once. It was his only claim to fame, yet everytime i think of him, I can't help reliving his songs. When he sang, I always stopped to listen. I only wish i had recorded them.
This is so far off topic, yet my loss is such, I felt I needed to share. Iam so saddened, ... The loss of Pavarotti to the world is too great to allowto pass in silence. Franklin is in Excellent company.

I agree diddy. I'd heard he was in very critical condition yesterday. As Franklin is in good company, so is Pavarotti.
td
This is so far off topic, yet my loss is such, I felt I needed to share. I am so ... got to see him. The loss of Pavarotti to the world is too great to allow to pass in silence.

I saw him too, Diddy, in concert in Cleveland. Don't remember whether or not I ever saw him in an opera (my parents are opera lovers and I went along occasionally). Tenor is my favorite vocal range and Pavarotti is my favorite tenor. The world will always be a little more silent without his glorious voice.
Franklin is in Excellent company.

I don't know if Pavarotti liked dogs, but Franklin is definitely in excellent canine company.
Mustang Sally
I'm not an opera follower, but I certainly knew who Pavarotti was and enjoyed the odd times I caught a concert on television. I see that "tenor Andrea Bocelli planned to sing the hymn "Panis angelicus" at the service." Will she be the world's next operatic tenor? Are there other contenders?
Lia
I'm not an opera follower, but I certainly knew who Pavarotti was and enjoyed the odd times I caught a ... the hymn "Panis angelicus" at the service." Will she be the world's next operatic tenor? Are there other contenders? Lia

Hey Lia,
Bocelli is a male. I know, the Andrea throws one. Certainly seems like it would be a female, but he's a guy.
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Andrea Bocelli (born 22 September 1958) is a blind polylingual Italian singer, writer, and music producer. He is both an operatic tenor and a classical crossover singer. To date, he has recorded six complete operas - La Bohème, Il Trovatore, Werther, Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana and Tosca - in addition to various classical and pop albums. He has sold 55 million albums worldwide.
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td
I'm not an opera follower, but I certainly knew who Pavarotti was and enjoyed the odd times I caught a ... sing the hymn "Panis angelicus" at the service." Will she be the world's next operatic tenor? Are there other contenders?

Andrea Bocelli is a man, and he is already a great tenor. There are plenty of great tenors out there, but no one with a voice like Pavarotti's.
Mustang Sally
I'm not an opera follower, but I certainly knew who Pavarotti was and enjoyed the odd times I caught a concert on television.

One of the great things about Pavarotti is that he really was a beautiful singer who managed to keep it all about the art while becoming a household name, unlike ...
I see that "tenor Andrea Bocelli planned to sing the hymn "Panis angelicus" at the service." Will she be the world's next operatic tenor?

Andrea Bocelli's a guy (one clue is the word "tenor"). He's really not an opera singer. He's kind of limited in his ability to do opera because he's blind, but he's also completely cheesy and what you might call a sell-out if you're a music aficionado. He's a concert performer.

I don't think there's anybody out there who's on the cusp of becoming a household name. Part of it is the times (classical music and opera are struggling) but it really takes a rare combination of ability, personal charisma, and luck to put together a career like Pavarotti's.

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