Pavaroti yes or nein?
eh, I don’t hate him – he is okay imo. It annoys me that everyone thinks he is such a great tenor because he is just like…okay. Nothing special, he makes mistakes, his C isn’t great, and he is rather weak. I’m not annoyed to see him on a dvd or cd, but I’m not excited either. But then people who are so much better like Bergonzi or Bonisoli or Prevedi or Luchetti (NOT TO MENTION CORELLI!!) are kind of overlooked cos everyone just assumes Pavarotti is great. But I don’t hate him with a passion like I hate Domingo.
(Although I must admit, I actually like the tone of Domingo´s lower register more than I like Pavarotti’s overall tone – Pavarotti seems very cold and light. But Pavarotti overall is technically better and a better performer, although that isn’t saying much aha)
As a human being, I actually rather like him. I heard him once say in response to being booed (for cracking…i.e. my point about him being weak) that the audience has a right to boo b/c they are the ones who have the right to judge, and idk I respect him very much for that.