'Nessun Dorma' for solo piano is completely breathtaking

17 October 2018, 14:44 | Updated: 18 October 2018, 10:14

By Sofia Rizzi

You'll see this iconic aria in a whole new light when you hear this version for solo piano

'Nessun Dorma' is one of the world's best known operatic show-stoppers, but now Phillip Sharp has totally transformed the piece and arranged it for solo piano.

The aria originally comes from Act III of Giacomo Puccini's last opera Turandot. It became associated with tenor Luciano Pavarotti when he performed at the 1990 World Cup in Italy. And it's since been performed by a huge variety of singers (both male and female), and makes regular appearances on TV talent shows.

Take a look at what the lyrics actually mean here >