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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Sunday Drive: Nessun Dorma, Il Volo

Your Head Trucker, sadly, knows nothing about grand opera; somehow I never the got the memo when that was added to the Agenda. But I just stumbled across some  youngsters I never heard of before, singing a pretty little ditty from one of them old opries - and all I can say is, Wow!  See what you think:


Davis said...

Pretty youngsters too.

Frank said...

I am doubly disgraced being of Italian descent and gay. Never had an appreciation for opera. And so I have no context for the aria:

Nessun' dorma
No(one) sleep(s)! No(one) sleep(s)!
You too, o, princess
In your cold room
Look at the stars
Who tremble with love
And hope

But my mystery is closed in me
No one will know my name!
No, no, I'll say it on your mouth
When the light shines!

And my kiss will melt the silence
That makes you mine!

(No one will know his name!
And we should, alas, die!)

Vanish, or night!
Set, stars!
Set, stars!
I'll win at dawn!
I will win, I will win!

Michael said...

I have followed these guys from their beginning. They are indeed talented.

James Dwight Williamson said...

This is considered a mans song I guess, There is a version where Pavarotti was scheduled to perform, became ill and Aretha Franklin Stepped in with no rehearsal and only several hours . It is on You Tube . Just another of her wonders!

Russ Manley said...

Very pretty youngsters, indeed!

I've seen the video of Aretha stepping out on stage and singing this cold - fabulous! Who knew the Queen of Soul could sing grand opera? But she damn sure did, perfectly.

Wikipedia gives the context of this aria:


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