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A 40 something dad of five and a half wonderful kids with amazingly different traits and temperament from whom he wants a break from at times, yet wish they never grow older.....and be with him always.....(howzat possible?)and now wishing that he can be a stay at home dad......

07 September, 2007

Farewell Pavarotti




And so the classical/opera lovers lost an accomplished tenor today in that of Pavarotti!

The front page news brought back memories to the time when my parents visited me in the UK in 1992.

Naturally the first place to visit was London. And so we were on the world famous London double decker bus at Piccadilly Circus passing the Eros when my mum (who's a music lover but classical and opera are not the genre she listens to) said, "Haq..kat situ macam ada jual roti" (Haq I think they sell bread there). Obviously she was very hungry then, as I had dragged them the whole day to finish the essential London! LOL!

When I asked where, she pointed to Tower Records...Lo and behold...it was a huge poster which wrote "Pavarotti"....My dad who knew (through his reading) of Pavarotti laughed uncontrollably and explained to her who Pavarotti was.....Up till this day when I listen to my Pavarotti CDs I would be thinking of that very day at Piccadilly Circus! And this morning, when the news came on tv, I'm sure she was thinking what I was thinking..I just smiled in my heart!

Anyway, I just leave you with this video clip of Nessun Dorma, an aria from the final act of Turandot which achieved a pop status (in the UK) in 1990 when it was featured by BBC for their coverage of the world cup!

....."Let No one Sleep"

7 comments:

halwafy said...

Am not a big fan of opera myself but lately, i saw this on tv here...http://youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA

This guy won and got to sing in front of the queen for her bday..:)

Xis said...

Haq
Am not a big fan of him.. but I like his duet with Celine Dion, "I Hate You Then I Love You".. Another loss... right?

Pato & Pearl said...

so sad isnt' it. The office is tuned to the Classical channel on the radio and it had a morning of tribute to Pavarotti today... Just a great way to end the week but a true lost indeed.

Pearl

MINAH CELOTEH said...

I'm not a fan of operas but it sure is a great loss. When that rare occasion I do get to listen, its like so enchanting just listening to that voice....even though I know nuts what he's singing :)

D said...

Your mum's sooo cute! Ha.. can ask my sons this now, "Roti apa tak leh makan?" LOL!!
ps: love his voice! husband said to remember his death, 10 years after diana, and on my twins' birthday...

sherrina said...

haha..kelakar. Roti..roti.....

goboklama said...

dadof4,tak hapdet lagi? Bz ye? Anyway,selamat berpuasa utk you sekeluarga :)

on my mind certainly constantly

on my mind certainly constantly