Free impromptu concerts break out from Italian rooftops and balconies
From Australia to Europe, the deadly coronavirus outbreak is forcing a number of people around the world to go into self-isolation, leading to not only widespread anxiety, but a little bit of positivity too.
In Italy, opera singer Maurizio Marchini took to his balcony to serenade the town with his soulful voice, filling Florence’s empty streets with life once again after he gave a beautiful rendition of Giacomo Puccini’s famous aria “Nessun Dorma”.
Footage of the heartwarming act has been viewed over four million times since it was shared on Twitter on Facebook.
During Italy's quarantine, Italian tenor Maurizio Marchini wanted to do something to spread joy amid all the sadness in Florence.
So climbed on to his balcony and serenaded the entire town.
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) March 14, 2020
And he wasn’t the only one filling the streets with cheer, as residents in Turin took to their balconies to play instruments and sing. With one resident describing the moment as a “free concert” and shared a video of it on Twitter.
From my balcony in Turin, Italy. Free concert performed by fellow balcony dwellers. Watch with the sound on to also hear the thunderous applause from all the neighbors. #coronavirus #Covid_19 #lockdown pic.twitter.com/Fc2mCCVuRH
— D. Schmudde (@dschmudde) March 13, 2020
There was also an upbeat performance by a DJ from the city of Palermo, who set up his equipment in his balcony to keep the positive energy flowing. Cheers and whistles could be heard as the unidentified man bellowed into a microphone and waved his hands in the air.
Scenes like this from Italy fill me with so much joy and hopefulness. Here is a DJ in Palermo playing a set for the whole neighborhood...music does unite! 🎶
Remember to spread love❤️ during these trying times. Stay safe, and very importantly, positive everyone! pic.twitter.com/Nz5PCLPBPt
— Andrew Arruda (@AndrewArruda) March 14, 2020
On Monday, multiple Italians came together to form a flash mob, as they shined lights out of their windows and balconies while other residents cheered around them.
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