"You are a tenor?" he asked.
"No, Your Holiness," Sinatra answered. "I'm a baritone."
"A baritone," said the Pope. "What operas do you sing?"
Sinatra hesitated a moment. "I don't sing operas, Your Holiness. I've never studied singing."
The Pope smiled and changed the subject. After the interview, when Silvers suppressed a grin, Sinatra threw away the line of the year: "Well, what the hell was I supposed to tell him? That I sang "Old Black Magic?" (68)