Opera Singers Delight New Audiences at Food Markets Throughout Mexico City

Like a scene from Mozart in the Jungle, classically-trained singers held an “impromptu opera” in the middle of a busy public market in Mexico City this weekend. The August 25th performance of the stirring zarzuela La Tabernera del Pueblo, the AP reports, even moved some shoppers to tears.

The surprise performance at Argentina Market is part of Ópera en el Mercado, a city-wide program designed to take classical music out of stuffy concert halls to public places where people gather. From June to November, singers will conduct surprise shows in several of Mexico City’s 300 food halls and 195 metro stations. Read More via QZ.

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