Nessun dorma, Maestro

Nessun dorma, Maestro

“Nessun dorma” was one of Luciano Pavarotti’s signature pieces, an aria from Puccini’s opera, Turandot. It is the first line of the aria and translates as “No one sleeps.” True opera lovers will lose sleep tonight upon hearing the news of his passing.

N.B. Here’s a weird side note to this news. A couple of weeks ago, I caught a glimpse of a news broadcast and thought that Pavarotti had died. It turned out I had misread it or something. And now this. Very strange.

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  • Yes, it’s the end of an era.  The opera world has lost many stars from it’s firmament in recent days: first Beverly Sills, then Jerry Hadley.  But losing Maestro Pavarotti is the biggest loss.

    I listend to “Nessun dorma” on my computer at work last night before I left.  I put in a late day and I had to do something to tribute Pavarotti.  I opened iTunes, selected Nessun dorma, cranked up the volume, sat in my chair, and let the glorious sound wash over me.

    Requiem aeternal dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei.

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