The place: A produce market in Valencia, Spain. The day: Just a day like any other. But then suddenly Verdi’s La traviata booms out over the speakers, and opera singers, initially masquerading as shopkeepers, take center stage. Stick with it until the end. The customer reaction is precious. We’ve added this one to our YouTube favorites. Thanks Charlie for the tip …
Here in Zürich, Switzerland we have public live, televised opera performances from public places. It was great to walk pas a live performance at our main station on my way home then watch the rest on TV. They used the whole station to great effect, it was a very impressive production.
Thank you! That was absolutely amazing.
The video is reminiscent of these three brilliant videos by ImprovEverywhere:
could this approach lead to the renewal classical music and opera so desperately need?
Great but I would have enjoyed it immensely more if I understood the words. Opera should be presented in the primary language used in the countries ist is performed in.
It was a nice gesture by the singers to do what they did, however.
I don’t like opera, but I love the way the singers emerge from stalls to perform, and how they engage with the audience, handing out wine, dancing. Utterly brilliant.More!
Music is the international language! Probably, if it were done in the language of each country, the translations might not work well with the music. I just enjoy the music, and usually the program tells you what is happening, anyway. I love opera! I love the way the singers engaged the audience! And to the one who wondered if this would begin a return to classical music, I fervently hope so! I enjoy different genres, but classical is my favorite. It is the genre that never fails to move me to tears, as some in this audience were.
OMG!!! I’m hearing the most Beautiful music…So,so happy I found it..Flash mobs of this type Rock!!!I truly wish I could witness one myself.Please…keep them coming….<3