My husband and I saw him perform at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2003. I am not a great opera fan, but when I saw it advertised, I said to Nick, I think we should go and see him, as we won't get another chance. (I believe it was in 2004 he was taken ill.) True, he could no longer hit the high "Cs" but once he warmed up he was brilliant. His second wife had just given birth and he brought on the surviving twin in a white shawl to show the audience, he was so proud. RIP Luciano and many many blessings to you.
Try to live each day as if it were your last.