Nessun Dorma

Turandot was Puccini’s last opera. With his passing went the last of the great Italian operatic composers, and there have been no more arias like “Nessun Dorma” to thrill the general public as well as operatic audiences.

This is a bit of an unusual performance of this moving song, by Aretha Franklin, substituting for Luciano Pavarotti.

To quote Toscanini, “At this point, the master laid down his pen.”