I'll blog about something happier in the next couple of days, but I just read that Luciano Pavarotti is gravely ill as a result of the cancer he's been fighting.
I am not an opera expert, but I think his version of 'E lucevan le stelle' from Tosca should be his automatic ticket into heaven when the time comes.
Here's a YouTube link to see him sing this aria in character as Cavaradossi.
Il dio è con voi, Luciano.
- Edited on Sept. 6 to add:
And now the voice is silenced.