Video: Verdi Flashmob Surprises Airplane Passengers

Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:00 AM

Verdi on a plane (YouTube.com)

It's no secret that flash mob performances been somewhat taken over by corporations in recent years. But that doesn’t stop viewers from enjoying the results, whether in person or on the web.

Take this charming example orchestrated by the Italian regional airline Air Dolimiti and featuring singers from the Verona Opera. What's perhaps most impressive is that Alfredo and Violetta's duet unfolds in a small regional jet. Skip ahead to about :18 for the performance.

Update: It seems that another opera troupe recently had a similar idea. A group called Secret Artists Chile performed Verdi's "Brindisi" on Santiago Sky Airline. Watch that performance.

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Linda from New York City

Loved to have been on that plane.Better than any in flight movie.Bravo!!!

Jul. 01 2014 11:29 AM
Sanford Rothenberg from Brooklyn

This is an interesting performance of the "Brindisi",sung in the correct key of B-flat,but combining the two verses.Malagnini and Roman,who have sung Alfredo and Violetta,take the high B-flats at the end,while Malavasi and Longhi get to sing parts of the two verses,unusual duty for a mezzo and baritone,but are singing harmonizing parts in the final section.The passengers heard an enjoyable promotion for Verona.

Jun. 30 2014 01:43 AM

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