Thursday, 6 September 2007


Guardian Unlimited: Arts blog - music: I sang with Pavarotti
Whether it's a sportsman like Pelé or a singer like Pavarotti, every now and then nature puts together a package that simply dominates the field. I used to sit with him on stage with my mouth agape and just marvel. He was a total singing machine, and he was phenomenally strong, the sort of man who could have lifted the car off you after an accident. He had a superhuman quality.

There's a story about him and Placido Domingo chatting after a concert that Domingo had conducted. Placido said, "it's wonderful to have this double career, being able to conduct and sing as well. Why don't you try it, Luciano?" And Pavarotti said, "What, with a voice like mine?"

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