zitiert bei Jürgen Kesting: »Das hohe und das hohle C« http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/buehne-und-konzert/luciano-pavarotti-das-hohe-und-das-hohle-c-1294612-p3.html faz.net 12. Oktober 2005
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Geburtstag: 12. Oktober 1935
Todesdatum: 6. September 2007
Luciano Pavarotti war ein italienischer Tenor und gilt über die Grenzen der Oper und Klassik hinaus als einer der bedeutendsten Tenöre aller Zeiten. Als Mitglied der Drei Tenöre und als Duettpartner vieler Pop-Künstler wurde Pavarotti zum Superstar. Seinen Ruhm nutzte er auch mit Benefizkonzerten für Flüchtlinge, das Rote Kreuz und zur Rettung des Regenwaldes.
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Pavarotti : My World (1995)
Kontext: Every day I remind myself of all that I have been given. … With singing, you never know when you are going to lose the voice, and that makes you appreciate the time that you have when you are still singing well. I am always thanking God for another season, another month, another performance.
Penso che una vita per la musica sia una vita spesa bene ed è a questo che mi sono dedicato.
As quoted at a tribute page on his official website, lucianopavarotti.com (September 2007) http://www.lucianopavarotti.com
„For all three of us, the Caracalla concert was a major event in our lives. I hope I am not immodest to think it was also unforgettable for most of the people who were present.“
On the 1990 "Three Tenors" concert in Rome, Italy, with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras
Pavarotti : My World (1995)
„I think an important quality that I have is that if you turn on the radio and hear somebody sing, you know it's me. You don't confuse my voice with another voice.“
As quoted in The New York Times (7 September 2007) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/arts/music/06pavarotti.html?ei=5090&en=863a6b2459941ec6&ex=1346731200&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all
„I'm not a politician, I'm a musician. I care about giving people a place where they can go to enjoy themselves and to begin to live again. To the man you have to give the spirit, and when you give him the spirit, you have done everything.“
On his charity concerts and relief efforts for Bosnia, in BBC Music Magazine (April 1998)
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„I remember when I began singing, in 1961, one person said, "run quick, because opera is going to have at maximum 10 years of life." At the time it was really going down. But then, I was lucky enough to make the first Live From the Met telecast. And the day after, people stopped me on the street. So I realized the importance of bringing opera to the masses. I think there were people who didn't know what opera was before. And they say "Bohème", and of course "Bohème is so good."“
As quoted in Opera News (1998), and The New York Times (7 September 2007) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/06/arts/music/06pavarotti.html?ei=5090&en=863a6b2459941ec6&ex=1346731200&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all
„If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken from them.“
As quoted in A Gift of Days: The Greatest Words to Live By (2009), p. 81, by Stephen Alcorn