Thursday, September 06, 2007

Opera with soul

Luciano Pavarotti 1935 - 2007

Luciano Pavarotti and James Brown. Their legacies are their music and together, what music they create.

Many years ago I had my first taste of real opera in a small after hours club in Ealing. Some Covent Garden opera singers were having a drink and relaxing and decided to sing a little. I remember distinctly how their voices became almost palpable and filled the large room. I was amazed at the tones and volume and wondered just how a human voice could produce such beautiful sound.

I still do whenever I hear Pavarotti. This morning I heard him talking about his work and life and music. ....it is the oxygen of my life.... he said. How many of us can say that we do what we love so much every day that it becomes vital to our existance?

2 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

That is a fabulous clip to watch of 2 greats singing together. Thank you for posting it.

I try to do what I love everyday, but life seems to get in the way, unfortunately. :/

Jeanette said...

They are wonderful, aren't they?

Yes, I understand how life does interrupt things, especially art.