Thursday, September 06, 2007

Luciano Pavarotti dies

The Washington Post reports:
"Luciano Pavarotti, 71, who died last night of pancreatic cancer at his home in Modena, Italy, combined a lustrous lyric tenor voice with a radiant and expansive personal charm to win the largest and most diversified audience ever accorded an opera singer."

To read more obituaries and commentaries on Pavorotti, visit the Library's article database page and select ProQuest. Do a search on Pavorotti to read articles from around the country.

To hear Pavarotti sing, go to the Fine Arts database page and select Naxos. Do a search on "Pavarotti" to find sound recordings you can listen to online.

If you'd like to read more about opera, come into the Library and check out one of these books:

First nights at the opera. ML1720 .K45 2004

Opera : a critic’s guide to the 100 most important works and the best recordings. ML156.4.O46 T66 2004

Opera for everyone : a historic, social, artistic, literary, and musical study. ML1700 .G86 2004

The NPR curious listener’s guide to opera. ML1700 .B33 2002

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