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Jun 17 2006

Aretha does Tourandot

I know I’m REALLY late to this party…but when my brother happened to casually mentioned Aretha Franklin stepping in for Luciano Pavarotti for a performance of “Nessun Dorma” a couple years ago, I thought he was making it up.  I even accused him of “lying like a rug.”

And then I did a quick internet search and came up with this:

Touché Davy!
I can’t decide if this performance is really good … or just proof-positive that Nessun Dorma is remarkable aria no matter who sings it.  In any case, it seemed entirely appropriate to be listening to a bunch of different versions of it on his last night here.

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Feed my ego!

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