Thursday, September 06, 2007

In Memoriam

This still makes me cry every time I hear it.

Every time.

Good night Luciano.


Lily's Mommy said...

I obviously didn't know the man personally, but I always got the feeling that Luciano was living a great life. Job he loved, lots of cash, lots of women and, apparently, food. :)

Amazing video. Ciao bello.

Tim said...

This piece has the same effect on me. I don't know much about opera, but when I hear this, it's a glimpse into the connection that music has to the soul.

Anonymous said...

He always made it sound so easy. We'll miss you, Luciano.

Prophet of ra said...

We listened to this in my music theory class this morning. I was told it was his favorite song to sing.

MaliceAlice said...

Jeez. I've never seen this before and I swore I wasn't gonna cry. But look at me! Misty eyed like a baby! What is this magic?

RottweilerTOM said...

He was a man of class. Never uttered an editorial about blacks, women or gays like the Rat Pack.

Karl and Mia said...

I personally loved his version of "Greased Lightning." It brings tears to MY eyes every time.

Every time.

Seriously, my favorite piece of his was his contribution to U2's "Miss Sarajevo."

If you like opera, and want to cry the one that absolutely makes me cry everytime is the spoken contribution Bono made to Andrea Bocelli's L'incontro (The Introduction) from his album Cieli Di Toscana. Of course it helps if you have children.

Pace ed armonia