Ciao, Luciano!


Beloved Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti died Thursday at the age 71 from pancreatic cancer. Perhaps second only in popularity to the legendary Caruso, the colorful tenor was the most important classically-oriented singer of the second half of the 20th century, adored by opera-goers and popular music fans alike. Aside from his impressive recording oeuvre, Pavarotti had a notable influence on the current resurgence in the operatic repertoire, including the three tenors phenomenon.