Sunday, September 16, 2007

A Magnificent Voice by Margot Justes

Luciano Pavarotti is gone, his remarkable voice silenced.

His recordings have been selling out, but I for one, had not been able to listen to his voice since his death.

This weekend my younger daughter came home and brought a recording of Turandot with Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti and at her insistence I listened. His rendition of Nessun Dorma always brought goose bumps, today it brought tears. My daughter graciously pointed out I was a blubbery cry-baby. She was right.

His voice always moved me, I still have a tape, yes a tape, of a recording I have had for over thirty years, excerpts from arias that gained him the title of King of the High C's. Today I listened to that as well. I listened with profound gratitude and paid hommage to a magnificent voice.

Luciano Pavarotti is gone, but his voice will live forever. Someone in an article wrote something along the lines, that Angels in heaven are now listening to that glorious voice. All I can say, is that here on earth, he shall be greatly missed, his voice may be silenced, but he will live in our memories and hearts forever.

Through the many recordings, we will have the pleasure of listening to that pure, electrifying, magnificent voice.

Margot Justes
A Hotel in Paris
Echelon Press LLC


Anonymous said...

The most magnificent tribute we can pay to this brilliant artist is to continue to feel his music for all of eternity.

Not being overly familiar with his genre of music, I am versed enough to share your goosebumps when I hear certain pieces.

Perhaps some day we can share a box of hankies and spend some time enjoying his talent together.

Karen Syed

Norm Cowie said...

My voice would knock the warts off a toad at a hundred paces ... so I was always in awe.

Norm Cowie