Arrivederci, Tenore Matrice
“I don’t classify myself–I let other do that. If you sing all the roles put in front of you, you are a tenor [as compared to a lyrice tenor or a light lyric tenor]. Punto [period.] If you are also an actor, or a good driver of your voice, if you have personality and a stage presence, personality in life, you become something more than a tenor, more than just a voice.” –Luciano Pavarotti
“People think I m disciplined. It is not discipline. It is devotion. There is a great difference.” –Luciano Pavarotti
“I’ve been buying the same lambrusco from Correggio [a town between Reggio-Emilia and Modena] since 1965.” –Luciano Pavarotti
Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007)
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.
September 6th, 2007 at 6:17 pm eDevotion: posessed of the spirit.
“It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it”..
September 7th, 2007 at 5:14 pm eBeautiful. Thanks Amy.
September 7th, 2007 at 9:17 pm eWhy it makes me cry, I haven’t figured out.
September 8th, 2007 at 3:17 am eLook how it posesses even him at the end.
He has trouble stifling your reaction himself, and he’s sung it so much.
A moment of emotional transcendence….just from the tone.
Pretty amazing. (gets kleenex)
September 9th, 2007 at 1:45 pm elove the quote about devotion.
nessun dorma is such a gorgeousness