According to this blogger, everything in life could be related to Pavarotti, Italy and/or lemons. Well … that’s how I am. Call me crazy! Or not … But believe me, most things in (my) life can really be related to these three things!
I’m reminded of this today as the world says farewell to the American pop singer Whitney Houston (1963 – 2012). The funeral service is shown live on TV as I write this.
The great Whitney Houston didn’t take part in any of the Pavarotti & Friends concerts, and she didn’t perform or record any duets with Pavarotti. Of course, it could have been, or not … We really don’t know.
However, Whitney Houston did share the stage with Big Luciano at one time in the US. She made a guest performance at The Rainforest Foundation Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall in New York on April 9, 1994. Houston and Pavarotti sang together with Sting and Elton John the aria “La donna è mobile” from the Verdi opera Rigoletto. It looks as they had fun! See the first video below.
On this concert Pavarotti also sang the Tosti song Marechiare accompanied by a pianist. See the second video below (sorry for the bad sound quality).
On this concert Whitney Houston also sang the Stevie Wonder song If It’s Magic, and her hit song I Will Always Love You from her film The Bodyguard, which is seen in the third video below.
Whitney Houston, the queen of pop, will surely be missed.
This post was first published 18-02-2012. Last revised 15-03-2015.