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Pumeza: Voice of Hope - an album guide
2. Signore, ascolta!
Taken from another Puccini opera, Turandot, this aria is performed by slave girl Liu as she wanders the streets of Peking, on the way to the Prince of Persia's execution. She sees the prince, and begs him not to risk his life for the love of the princess. Pumeza's indulgent soprano tone suits Puccini's music perfectly, conveying the drama of the music Photo: Decca