ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Luciano
Pavarotti's weekend concert was something of a strain, coming so soon after the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
"I am not here in the best moment of our life," Pavarotti said in an interview Saturday. "I think that life must go on even if I'm very touched (by) something like that.''
He said he planned to dedicate the Sunday night concert "to the peace of the entire world.''
"America discovered something she did not know - the war at home," he said.
The 65-year-old tenor recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his 1961 opera debut, which was as Rodolfo in "La Boheme" in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He says singing is a passion he was born with and he has no immediate plans to slow down.
"Well, I'll go on as long as I can, as long my voice is telling me to go, and with the voice my audience, and with the audience everybody else," Pavarotti said.