Video: “Nessum Dorma” Sung from the Balcony in Quarantined Italy!

Dear Commons Community,

Italians quarantined due to the coronavirus pandemic have taken to singing from their rooftops and balconies to boost morale.  

Tenor Maurizio Marchini took to his balcony to serenade his neighbors in his hometown of Florence.  Marchini sings Puccini’s aria from his opera Turandot, ‘Nessun Dorma’, or ‘None shall sleep’. After the aria’s climax with a high B, Maurizio picks up his son and repeats the line Vincerò!, loosely translated is “I will overcome” or “I will win.”

Listen and feel the emotion!


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