Happy birthday, George

October 25, 2019

In honor of the birthday of French composer George Bizet (1838-1875), here is “The Toreador Song” from Carmen, performed by the Opera Company of Philadelphia for the lunch hour crowd at Reading Terminal Market.


Happy birthday, Giuseppe

October 10, 2019

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.


Musical offering for Easter Sunday

April 21, 2019


Happy birthday, Giuseppe

October 10, 2017

Giuseppe Verdi was born near Busseto in northern Italy on the ninth or tenth of October in 1813, and he grew up to be the best-loved opera composer in a country famous for its insatiable appetite for opera. Many of his operas continue to be staples of the repertoire more than a century after his death, and many of the melodies he composed are among the most familiar in the Western world.

Here is the “Anvil Chorus” from Il Trovatore, performed for an unsuspecting lunch hour crowd at a shopping mall in Tel Aviv by members of the Israel Philharmonic.


Friday happy dance

December 9, 2016


Happy Independence Day

July 4, 2016


And He shall reign for ever and ever

December 22, 2013

One roast beef sandwich coming right up. Would you like some Handel with it?


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