Braumeister, must agree with you. There are many singers I adore, but Pavarotti is at the very least tied for the top. Also love Jessie Norman. Living in NY during the late 70s and 80s, I was blessed to hear both of them live many times. Pavarotti had a way of singing that gave no doubt that every cell of him was giving it all he had. Such an intuitive musician. Musikalisch, wenn nicht Musikantisch.
Pieces: I MUST have Strauss's Four Last Songs and Mahler's Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen