Saturday Night Music: Puccini

Everyone, I am so into the “Nessun dorma” aria from Puccini’s Turandot. It’s been stuck in my head all week, so I thought I’d share my new favorite rendition.

This video—but only the first three minutes or so of it—is an excellent performance. The soloist is Rusisan tenor Vladislav Golikov.

Click here to see on YouTube.

I actually discovered this excellent singer from a performance he had with the Red Army Choir (and like a true Russophile and music lover, I adore the Red Army Choir). You can view that video here—it’s the same piece, but the sound quality is slightly worse.

I hope all of you are having a nice evening (or morning, if you’re over in Europe). And any classical music fans out there, be sure to let me know what you favorite pieces are. I’m always looking to discover new music.