Video: Jennifer Hudson Sings “Nessun Dorma” at New York City’s Central Park!

Dear Commons Community,

Last week at the We Love New York Homecoming Concert and backed by the NY Philharmonic Orchestra, Jennifer Hudson gave a wonderful rendition of Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot. There were tears in the eyes of people in the audience.  This aria was a favorite among a number of major opera singers including Luciano Pavarotti. The lyrics with an English translation are below.



Lyrics of Nessun Dorma
No sleep, no sleep
Nessun dorma, nessun dorma

You too, o, Princess
Tu pure, o, Principessa

In your cold room
Nella tua fredda stanza

Look at the stars that tremble
Guardi le stelle che tremano

Of love and hope
D’amore e di speranza

But my mystery is closed in me
Ma il mio mistero e chiuso in me

No one will know my name
Il nome mio nessun saprà

No, no, I’ll say it on your mouth
No, no, sulla tua bocca lo dirò

When the light shines
Quando la luce splenderà

And my kiss will break the silence
Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio

That makes you mine
Che ti fa mia

(No one will know his name)
(Il nome suo nessun saprà)

(And we must, alas, die, die)
(E noi dovrem, ahimé, morir, morir)

Vanish, o night
Dilegua, o notte

Set, stars
Tramontate, stelle

Set, stars
Tramontate, stelle

I’ll win at dawn
All’alba vincerò

I will win

I will win

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