Friday, 18 May 2018

Nessun Dorma: JAMES TAYLOR sings about Puccini's opera "TURANDOT"

POST #176
PASTICHE with PARODY-LYRICS, inspired by the author attending a James Taylor concert at the North Charleston Coliseum, May 15, 2018.
ORIGINAL SONG#1(music)"Mexico", James Taylor 1975.
ORIGINAL SONG#2(lyrics): "Nessun Dorma", aria from the 3rd act of "Turandot" composed by Giacomo Puccini, first performed after his death in 1926. Translation of the libretto can be found on the Wikipedia link.
PARODY COMPOSED: Giorgio Coniglio, September 2015, updated 2018.
WORDPLAY LINK: On a different topic, you might enjoy the current blogpost on "EDIFYING NONSENSE", titled "Fun with Impeachment".   


KEYWORDS: goldenoldy, classicsong, opera,  language, palindromes

Singing along with the famous arias brings the crowd out to the opera. You don’t have to know much Italian to understand the libretto here however; ‘ciao’, pronounced like ‘chow’, means ‘so long’. As the mythical princess-character was reinvented by a French author, her name is usually pronounced French-style with the final ‘t’ silent.   







JAMES TAYLOR SINGS ‘NESSUN DORMA'

(to the tune of "Mexico")

SONGLINK:  Click here to view a parody based on Another James Taylor favorite



UKULELE-FRIENDLY FORMAT (and guitar, too!)
(Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)



Specifics for C-tuned ukulele:

 Bb = 3321;  Eb = 0331;  Bb6 = 0221;

F* = 5558; C* = 9787; these *chords are used for colour in the brief moment where the theme from the aria asserts itself. (I wish I could sing like Pavarotti!)































WORDPLAY LINK: 
For wordplay (palindromes, anagrams, eggcorns, creative cartography, etc.) and silly poetry (polished limericks), see our sister blog "EDIFYING NONSENSEhere


Related Palindromes

A reposition? No, it is opera.

Renoted ami made tenor.

Lost sopranos; sonar post, Sol.

Air an aria.

Semi-mimes. 



ORIGINAL SONG-LYRICS
(click on any verse-slide to enlarge)

















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