Luciano Pavarotti’s passing away recently caused me to dig up some of his music again, a reaction I’m sure many people had. If you really want to understand what made him so special, find a recording of him singing Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot1. It is probably one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard in my life. Find a quiet place with some good headphones or speakers and prepare to be blown away.
1 It isn’t hard to find, it is one of his most popular recordings, for good reason.