Saturday, December 13, 2014

Nessun Dorma.. 'none shall sleep' x two!


Nessun Dorma twice in two days, I'm happy! One of the best known tenor arias in opera and possibly my favourite. I had not heard it performed by a female before but Fiona Mariah (Thursday's post) smashed it out of the ballpark, soaring the high notes unflinchingly. Last night I went out for dinner with my skin and blisters sisters and was wonderfully entertained by Perth artist Jay Weston, his 'Popera' repertoire including a variety of vocal genres.. the finale Nessun Dorma was more than a bit of alright :) have a listen to un petit moment by clicking here.. how are they not terrified of fluffing those insane highs!


... and take a look below, no one can say I don't support local talent :) So much happening in Perth this weekend.. just for a change! What are you up to? Enjoy and have a fab weekend, take care and stay safe.. p.s. catch up today.


21 comments:

  1. Looks like you've got a lot to pick from this weekend. So many choices; so little time.

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  2. Oh what to do right? Have an enjoyable time with what ever comes your way!

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  3. That link didn't work :(
    But since he looks very handsome,
    I believe he was just a good singer as well ;)
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  4. Darn, the link didn't work for me either, but I love your photos and what a handsome guy he is!! Handsome and talented -- doesn't get any better! Thanks as always for sharing the fun and you do have fun!!! Now have a fun weekend as well!!! I'll be looking for the photos by Monday!!

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  5. You don't stay still very often, do you, Grace? I suspect that the women didn't mind watching this gentleman.

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  6. I'm glad that your weekend is off to a great start! People with vocal talents like this have my admiration for sure!

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  7. Christmas party on Sat evening, decorating party on Sunday. A busy weekend for all! And we went to Christmas party last night!

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  8. The link didn't work for me either! NO FAIR! I would have loved to have heard him sing. ;)

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  9. Is there any limit to the number of talented people in Perth, Grace?

    Have a good weekend!

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  10. Many years ago I dragged my husband to see Pavarotti perform in San Diego. I had worked with Pavarotti's press guy to promote the show on my radio station and we had excellent seats as a result. He was mesmerizing. My husband, until that night, hated opera. After that, we were given a Pavarotti CD with his best work and my husband has been playing it ever since. "Nessun Dorma" is one of his favorites too.

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  11. Not working for me either. I'm going to have to look popera. That's new for me but I'm a bit of a traditionalist opera fan so I'm not too sure... :-) Excellent portraits!

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  12. where will you take us next?! FUN!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  13. Doesn't work for me either, Grace.

    I like the lighting in the second shot.

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  14. What a treat Grace - you've had two Nessun Dormas ... I loved hearing Pavarotti sing it with his beautiful rich golden voice but have never heard it sung by a female.

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  15. The last link didn't work, but on his page (first link) on the left you can click on his Demos and listen to a medley of his music.
    Wow, he is supporting Sir Cliff Richard on his Australian Tour in February 2015.
    I have to agree with the others, he's very handsome and talented!

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    1. Cliff was Feb 2013. He's not booked for Aus in 2015.

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  16. Lucky you getting to see these two artists all in the same week. I love his voice and your great photos.

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  17. Just wonderful and I'm envious here! :)
    Leia

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