Opera in the Market

canarybird01January 31, 2010

In the central food market of Valencia, Spain, some opera singers were dressed as shopkeepers selling fruits and vegetables.

When fragments of La Traviata came over the loudspeaker system, they began to sing.

Watch the faces of the shoppers.

Opera en el Mercado.

SharonCb

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beachlily z9a

Sharon, a friend sent this to us a short while ago. Absolutely wonderful! Enjoyed the music too!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 2:24PM
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dcarch7

Thanks SharonCb.

Sent it to an opera singer friend of mine. She was in a bad mood today. That changed her day.

dcarch

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 8:38PM
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compumom

How wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing, I cannot imagine how fun it must have been to experience it in person!

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 8:48PM
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dedtired

Oh Sharon, that was such a treat. I love the way the shoppers formed a "theater in the round." What fun!!

I wish they would do this at the Reading Terminal Mkt in Philadelphia.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2010 at 11:30PM
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lindac

Love it Love it!! It's a growing phenomonon called a Flash Mob. Do a search on youtube there are several.
I love the one in the Antwerp Station!
Linda C

Here is a link that might be useful: Do a Deer...

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 12:12AM
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jessyf

I think opera companies world wide should pull this stunt, they could sure use the increase in subscribers!

I would love to see Alagna and Gheorghiu pull this off, heh heh

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 1:16AM
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mitchdesj

Wonderful !!

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 4:30AM
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canarybird01

What I thought was charming was the participant who at the very end raised the sign..."¿ves como te gusta la ópera?"
which means in the sense of..."You see - You DO really like opera!"

I'm sure they touched many people there who had never heard those arias before so it is good publicity.

SharonCb

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 5:53AM
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marlingardener

OH, how wonderful! Thank you for sharing this with us. I love opera, and I love Spain so this video was a real treat.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 8:37AM
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BeverlyAL

Beautiful! I would love to have been there.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2010 at 5:45PM
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beanthere_dunthat

It seems like opera is becoming trendy.
Has anyone seen that UK program Popstar to Opera Star? Some of the pops singers are very surprised at how singing opera is physically very, very different.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2010 at 2:42AM
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