Opera Singer Serenades His City Every Night From His Balcony Amid Covid-19 In Italy

The entire country was put under lockdown after 2,503 people succumbed to coronavirus in Italy. Although people have socially distanced themselves to contain the spreading of the virus, Italians are coming up with unique ideas to keep themselves entertained and motivated at this crucial time.

Earlier, quarantined Italians were seen singing together from their balconies. Now, an Italian tenor has found another musical way to lift the spirits of the people quarantined at home by serenading them with his talent.

Posted by Maurizio Marchini on Monday, June 10, 2019

According to New York Post, Italian opera singer Maurizio Marchini serenaded the city of Florence from his balcony with Puccini’s ‘Nessun Dorma’ which means ‘Let no one sleep’. The popular single is very close to Italians’ hearts.

Talking about his impromptu concert, Fox News quoted Marchini as saying:

“Music can lift spirits, and now there are many people who are suffering. Not only the people who have these viruses, but also all the people who are helping them.”

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His wife Chiara Bagnoli, said that Maurizio is trying to help his community in any way possible. “The idea came from the flash mob. There was a flash mob on Friday. The idea was to go out on our balconies, the terraces and the gardens and make some music altogether.”

She further added, “I am kind of a couch potato so I don’t mind being at home, but it is difficult not to go out. We hope it will pass soon.”

Here’s the full video:

Marchini went back to his balcony, second night in a row, to entertain and raise the spirits of the people during the lockdown.

People online were overwhelmed by the heartfelt gesture of the tenor for helping the people in his community:

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Quarantined people around the world have been doing their best to motivate others in these hard times. Earlier, several Spaniards cheered for hard-working medical staff from their balconies. A fitness instructor in Spain also gave a class from his terrace as his neighbours joined in from their windows.

We don’t actually know how long this coronavirus isolation will last, but at crucial times like these, all we need is a community that lifts each other up and holds each other together. And these noble hearts are surely doing their bit to help ease the pain of their people. Hats off to them!

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