Posted by calvinaustin
on September 6, 2007 at 12:36 PM PDT
I was very sad to see the news about Pavarotti's death. He was a true inspiration, an amazing tenor and larger than life. I met him briefly 25 years ago.. here is how
I was very fortunate and lucky to meet Pavarotti in 1982. Its an easy date to remember as it was at a recording session for Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera. I sung in the Junior Royal College of Music choir and on this occasion we were taken by coach to the recording studio and then waited for Pavarotti to arrive.
It was a fairly hot day in London. When he entered the studio, his presence I can only describe as being even larger than he was himself. He had his trademark handkerchief and he greeted the kids in the choir like long lost friends. I'll never forget the warmth and sincerity. His singing was unbelievable, I was standing a few rows behind him and I could hear him as if he was singing head on.
Thank you Luciano for an amazing career