I spotted on a political website MP Will Quince singing ‘Nessum Dorma’ the aria from Puccini’s opera Turandot. It’s surprising at just how good he is. Apparently he’s a contestant in the upcoming edition of Britain’s Got Talent, as a challenge from a constituent. Anyway, since I love grand opera – especially the arias – not so much the recitative. I googled the aria, and come up with this splendid website of ten performances of the aria from different tenors, by ClassicFM.
Can’t think of anything better to start the day. The aria is full of passion, and the final declamatory phrase is ‘Vincero’ – translates as I will win. [See lyrics HERE]. Meanwhile here’s an early Pavarotti version to enjoy. This’ll make 11 versions.