Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Opera in the Market

On Saturday, April 24th, over 30 members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and principal cast members from the upcoming production of La Traviata converged on the Reading Terminal Market Italian Festival. 

Wearing street clothes and blending in with the crowd, the artists swung into action when the first orchestral strains of the famed "Brindisi" were piped through the market, giving a rousing, surprise performance for hundreds of delighted onlookers who were there to enjoy the Italian delicacies and the everyday treats that the Reading Terminal Market has to offer. 

The four-minute piece drew an overwhelming crowd, and won a thunderous ovation that included both laughter and tears from the audience. 

2 comments:

Leta said...

Wouldn't it be awesome if we could do a "Flash Chorus" from Messiah at the Otago Farmer's Market one Saturday morning just before the 2011 performance?

Toyin O. said...

Sounds really good.

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