Luciano Pavaroti's Death

 - Sep 7, 2007
References: time
Is that an aria I hear? With media attention on the death of famed tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, the classical music might be in our ears once again. Could opera finally get the exposure it's been needing to make a comeback?

This Trend Hunter predicts a rival.

A little press can go a long way -- when when the news is bad. The famous opera singer, 71, passed away today after an ongoing battle with cancer, and ultimately, kidney failure. He slipped out of consciousness in his Modena home today, surrounded my friends, family and loved ones.

In 1990, Pavarotti tamed with Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras to sing at the World Cup, an event viewed by 800 million people worldwide. Thanks to the Three Tenors, sales of opera albums shot through the roof.

Pavarotti's death will no doubt bring scads of media attention, and with it, they'll likely feature the best of his music, online, on TV and on the radio. Let's see how my little prediction goes...