One More Aretha. At the end of Digby’s Thursday column on Aretha, she notes an unusual incident in Aretha’s career, which highlights her versatility, courage and heart. As reported in Classic FM. during the 1998 Grammy’s, Pavarotti was scheduled to perform one of his signature pieces: Nessun Dorma, but after he fell ill, Aretha, with twenty minutes notice, agreed to go on and perform the work. Here’s a version of that work which was recorded a few years later at a September 26, 2015 World Meeting of Families event with Pope Francis in Philadelphia.
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