His great quote, now an epitaph, reads:
“Penso che una vita per la musica sia una vita spensa bene ed è a questo che mi sono didicato”
“I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent and this is what I have devoted my life to”
Pavarotti did indeed live a life devoted to music. He brought opera, once the realm of the upper strata of society, to the hoi polloi.
Pavarotti not only shared the stage with other great operatic voices but with popular musicians such as Bono.
The great tenor (perhaps one of the greatest voices in history) will be missed.
Our prayers for his family, friends, and fellow citizens of the great town of Modena.