Flash Opera at Reading Terminal Market

dedtiredJanuary 10, 2011

It happened again -- a Random Act of Culture. The Opera Co of Philadelphia performed a "flash opera" at the Reading Terminal Market this past weekend. This video is great. I love the expressions on the shoppers faces -- and some of them turn out to be performers! It's also a nice glimpse of the RTM. Wish this had happened for the Philly Phood Phrenzy.

Enjoy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Opera at the RTM

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jessyf

Well you know you had ME hyperventilating from the get-go. Those are some hot looking Escamillos! Can I put in a request for the 'Anvil Chorus' or.....The Mad Scene from Lucia? That would eat up 15 minutes LOLOL

Good for them for doing a crowd pleaser from Carmen, their next production, Romeo and Juliet, doesn't have any blockbuster hits.

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 3:12PM
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lindac

Oh!! Love it Love it !! Was waiting for Carmen to make her entrance with the rest of the cigarette girls!

    Bookmark   January 10, 2011 at 3:25PM
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dlynn2

Now that was COOL!

    Bookmark   January 11, 2011 at 10:31AM
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cotehele

Love it! Taking opera to the masses. Hope it helps fill the seats at the opera house!

    Bookmark   January 12, 2011 at 1:39PM
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Bizzo

AWESOME!!! thank you for sharing! that appealed to quite a few of my senses. :-)

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 9:05AM
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compumom

I loved it, but when I tried to show it again to a friend, the sound wouldn't work! :(

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 1:23PM
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dedtired

Ellen, I just tried it and the sound was fine. Maybe try again?

Glad you all liked it as much as I did. Linda, in Philadelphia it would be ladies selling soft pretzels instead of cigarettes!

    Bookmark   January 13, 2011 at 11:28PM
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hawk307

Pam:
It's a shame they weren't there when we were at the Philly Phood Phrenzy.
I would have liked to join in with them.

Now,I'm getting hungry for a Philly Cheese Steak.
LOU

    Bookmark   January 26, 2011 at 3:51PM
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stinky-gardener

How neat is that? Gee, that never happened when dh & I used to stop in there! LOL! What a great surprise and treat for the shoppers. Nice treat for us too. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   February 3, 2011 at 7:33AM
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