The Opera Legend

Today is a sad day. When I checked the news this morning, I found out that Luciano Pavarotti passed away early this morning. He was one of the godfathers of opera.

Music is such a powerful medium to communicate a message. He used his tenor voice to dazzle the crowds, especially with his international crowds. He currently holds two Guinness World Records for receiving the most curtain calls. Do you know how many? One hundred and sixty-five (yup, 165).

Also, in his last performance at the New York Metropolitan Opera on March 13, 2004, Pavarotti received a 12-minute standing ovation for his role as the painter Mario Cavaradossi in Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca.

I don’t know if he was a believer or not, but I was wondering how all the human accolades and ovations might pale in comparison to being in God’s Presence.

This is truly an opera anointing if I ever saw one!