Tune of the Day: 'O sole mio
This globally known melody was written in 1898 by Italian composer and singer Eduardo di Capua. While there are many versions of the lyrics, “’O sole mio” is usually sung in the original Neapolitan language. The title is the Neapolitan equivalent of standard Italian “Il sole mio”, which translates literally as “my sunshine”.
“’O sole mio” has been performed and covered by many artists, including famous opera singers Enrico Caruso, Rosa Ponselle, Beniamino Gigli, and Mario Lanza. Luciano Pavarotti even won the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Classical Vocal Performance for his rendition.
Thanks to Bryan for suggesting this tune!