Nessun Dorma

Nessun Dorma (None Shall Sleep) is an aria from the final act of Giacomo Puccini's opera Turandot, and one of the promotional cries of the Libertines.



Black and White Ball, 2008

During the Black and White ball, Nessun Dorma was the song that announced the start of the Libertine attack. It was the sign for all Libertines present to attack.

Nessun Dorma

"Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma! Tu pure, o Principessa, nella tua fredda stanza, guardi le stelle che tremano d'amore, e di speranza!"

(English translation: "None shall sleep! None shall sleep! Even you, o Princess, in your cold bedroom, watch the stars that tremble with love and with hope")

"Ma il mio mistero è chiuso in me; il nome mio nessun saprà! No, No! Sulla tua bocca lo dirò quando la luce splenderà!"

(English translation: "But my secret is hidden within me; none will know my name! No, no! On your mouth I will say it when the light shines!")

"Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio che ti fa mia!"

(English translation: "And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine!")

"Il nome suo nessun saprà… E noi dovrem, ahimè, morir, morir!"

(English translation: "No one will know his name… and we will have to, alas, die, die!")

"Dilegua, o notte! Tramontate, stelle! Tramontate, stelle! All'alba vincerò! Vincerò! Vincerò!"

(English translation: "Vanish, o night! Set, stars! Set, stars! At daybreak I shall win! I shall win! I shall win!")


Nessun Dorma Libertines

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