Europe (Romania) August 2016 ~ I just returned having served as an International Judge and Special Guest Artist ~ this video is my 2016 return performance of "Nessun dorma" from the second and final day of competition at the International Music for Kids Competition in Iasi.
You may remember back in 2013 at the age of 16 ~ I was selected to represent the United States of America and I was fortunate to be Judged the Champion of my age division (14-19 yrs) on the TV Talent show "International Music For Kids" held in Iasi, Romania - I performed "Nessun dorma" & 'My Heart Will Go On'.
This year, I brought with me Classical Crossover singer Agne G to perform in the new Pop Operatic/Classical Crossover category and Tatiana Marie to perform in the highly competitive Pop division. We had a great Competition and a Wonderful trip. We "Tre Principesse" bringing Classical Crossover back to the World 'One Fan at a Time" :) :) :)
"Nessun dorma" (Italian: [nesˈsun ˈdɔrma]; English: "None shall sleep") is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's frequently performed opera Turandot and is one of the best-known tenor arias in all opera. It is sung by Calaf, il principe ignoto (the unknown prince), who falls in love at first sight with the beautiful but cold Princess Turandot. However, any man who wishes to wed Turandot must first answer her three riddles; if he fails, he will be beheaded. In the aria, Calaf expresses his triumphant assurance that he will win the princess.
Although "Nessun dorma" has long been a staple of operatic recitals, Luciano Pavarotti popularized the piece beyond the opera world in the 1990s following his performance of it for the 1990 World Cup, with which the aria is strongly associated.
it appeared on the best selling classical album of all time, The Three Tenors in Concert. Since that time, many crossover artists have performed and recorded it. The aria has been sung often in movies and on television. Unusually for a classical piece, it has become a part of popular culture.