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Perhaps the bottom line here is this: would we have enjoyed hearing Pavarotti through these many years just as much without this book and the man who wrote it? What about The Three Tenors? For me, this book is the frosting on the very substantial pound cake of these tales. I enjoyed every crumb, and if you're an opera aficionado, I think you will, too.
The writing throughout is superb, and the only possible complaint about the photo pages is that they are too few! I'm delighted to have discovered it, and I recommend it highly to any other music lover.
But still, as much as I enjoyed this book, I must admit I've always been more partial to Plácido!
Copyright © 9 May 2006
Kelly Ferjutz, Cleveland USA
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