Happy birthday, Giuseppe

In honor of the birthday of Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), here is “Brindisi” (“Drinking Song”) from La Traviata, performed  by members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia for an unsuspecting crowd at Reading Terminal Market.

15 Responses to Happy birthday, Giuseppe

  1. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal.

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  2. It is a long time since I’ve seen a mall that crowded. If an opera company did that in my town they’d be singing to about 2 dozen people. So this was fun on many levels!

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  3. jono51 says:

    Why am I never around when things like this happen?

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  4. colonialist says:

    Went down well!

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  5. John Holton says:

    Happy birthday, Joe Green!

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  6. hawk2017 says:


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  7. colonialist says:

    Half of them may have thought: ‘The aliens have landed!’

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  8. egorr says:

    Imagine being in the middle of that. Now imagine you know the words and the song (having sung it many times) and participating in the “flash opera”.

    Imagine the fun you would have!

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