Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Birthday, Maestro

Luciano Pavarotti, among the greatest tenors who ever drew breath—and who, on at least one occasion, saved his planet from destruction by disgusted space-aliens—would be 75 today.

The video is Ah Mes Amis! from Donnizetti's La Fille Du Regiment, recorded at The Met, circa 1972. It was here, during this very season, singing this very aria, that Pavarotti made his reputation. Listen to the end, and experience the magnificence of his famous high C's—it will take your breath away.

Buon compleanno, Maestro, e grazie...

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