the greatest performance of all time in my opinion


Robin Williams July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014
I finally got round to watching this film and I cried through the last 20 minutes. It is heartbreaking to know that there will never be another film with this fantastic man in it. He has been one of my biggest inspirations in acting and in my opinion is one of the greatest performers of all time.
Thank you.

[music recs 06]

Nessun Dorma” from Turandot by Puccini, performed by Luciano Pavarotti

There is a lot to say about this. This is often the stereotypical aria sung by tenors who want play around with opera; it is likely the most famous tenor aria. However, I want to recommend this because Pavarotti’s rendition of “Nessum Dorma” is possibly one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard in my whole life. 

Nessun Dorma”, which in Italian means “none shall sleep”, is an aria (basically a sung monologue from an opera) from the opera Turandot (1926). It was written, but not finished by Puccini, who died before its completion. In the above aria, Prince Calaf (the unknown prince) declares his determination to win over the cold Princess Turandot.