“Well! Since the other children cannot see me, do give them my warmest regards… And I shall GO!!!” Constanzio sang, lifting his arms out theatrically to his sides.
Hi Everyone! Gael here. :) In SECRETS OF THE DEEP, we meet up once again with the lovable & charming Constanzio, king of the tenors. I gotta admit, I get such a kick out of writing this character. He's one of my favorites among the minor characters. I talked about this months ago in an earlier blog, but I felt like bringing it up again.
It is very rare that Eric and I take inspiration directly from a real person, but when I saw the below classic clip of the late, great Luciano Pavarotti, I knew with that BIG personality, he would make a great model for a jovial ghost character. And since I admire great artists of all kinds, I thought, why not? A humble fictional tribute to one of the greatest musical artists of the last century. Check out this brief classic clip of the larger-than-life Pavarotti. "You gonna love it! Magnifico!"
Amazing voice aside, I love his over-the-top facial expressions and contagious smile. I can see why millions around the world hailed Pavarotti as the rightful owner of the title, the real King of the Tenors!
Did you know Pavarotti was actually an elementary school teacher for two years before becoming a worldwide star? How would you guys like to have him as your teacher? Now THAT would make for a crazy day at school!
Ciao for now, Bellissimas & Bellisimos! ;)