Thursday, May 14, 2020

Nessun Dorma - Interesting Rendition



Puccinni's Nessun Dorma ("None Shall Sleep") is perhaps the greatest aria ever written. Although this rendition is mostly a Coronavirus parody, I like the lyrics reminding us that, when it's over, "We'll celebrate the things we took for granted, all over the planet." It ends with "VincerĂ²! VincerĂ²!" (I shall win).

Nessun Dorma, incidentally, is a love song. A prince falls in love with a Chinese princess at first sight, but the Principessa plays hard to get and spurns our protagonist even after he wins a contest in which the prize in her hand in marriage. He offers her an out. If she can guess his name before dawn, she can kill him (she is a cold-hearted woman). She decrees that None Shall Sleep and sets about torturing people in an effort to learn the identity of this mystery man. I guess that's the way theyu roll in China. The prince, who is a nicer person than she, reveals himself after she knocks off a few people.

Does she execute him?

Do they marry and live happily ever after?

No, they contract Covid-19 and die in a nursing home.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you find all this funny.

Anonymous said...

Our corrupted news media has a dilemma on its hands. Do they continue to promote this prolonged, unnecessary Shut Down, or do they even mention the fast-beaking Obamagate revelations ? No need to say more about that. It will dominate ‘some’ news outlets for many more months.

But, the Shut Down in Pennsylvania cannot go on much longer. Serious economic damage already done. Families are suffering, particularly younger adults and children who probably don’t fully understand how their futures are being made more difficult than necessary by foolish Pennsylvania politicians. Vote ‘em all out !

Anonymous said...

Dang! My money was on them making knockoff sneakers for the millennial market.

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Anonymous said...

Don, take your meds man!
You are a condescending prick and that's why people don't like you. You show up to the Plainfield Twp. meetings and act as if you're a supervisor! I have never seen such behavior from a member of the public at a meeting. That is why you continue to lose elections. You are about as endearing as the clap.

BTW. Many don't agree with Bernie and I have had plenty of comments deleted myself. Its his blog and if you don't like the rules, thanks for playing. Maybe you are just jealous that this story already has more comments that all of your blog posts put together. Stop trying, you will never be your brother.

Anonymous said...

Loser Don: "keep punching me because it feels so good when you stop."