“I am the most hated man in the world of opera,” he said, “but I am loved by the masses.”
Tibor Rudas died on September 8. You can read about him here.
He is the man mainly responsible for bringing us The Three Tenors and putting opera in arenas. I did both a Pavarotti and a Domingo show in this way. Did I do The Three Tenors? I honestly can’t remember! (I do remember Pavorotti telling the crowd, near the end of his performance, that singing in our arena — usually called the Tank these days, I think — was a horrible place to sing.)