Luciano Pavarotti – Sleep in Peace
Opera is one of those things that I’ve always wanted to learn more about. I’ve heard that people either love opera or they hate it. I think I’m the kind of person that would love it if I took the time to experience it. But love it or hate it, you have to admire the talent of someone like Luciano Pavarotti, who passed away yesterday at the age of 71. Here he is singing “Nessun Dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot:
Translation (from Wikipedia’s “Nessum Dorma” page)
The Prince: Nobody shall sleep!… Nobody shall sleep! Even you, o Princess, in your cold room, watch the stars, that tremble with love and with hope.
But my secret is hidden within me, my name no one shall know… No!…No!… On your mouth I will tell it when the light shines.
And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!…
The chorus of women: No one will know his name and we must, alas, die.
The Prince: Vanish, o night! Set, stars! Set, stars! At dawn, I will win! I will win! I will win!