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.
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.”
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.
He did it again.
For the second night in a row, Italian tenor Maurizio Marchini went back out to his balcony and serenaded the entire town – all to raise spirits during the lockdown.
As he puts it:
"Same stage, different song."pic.twitter.com/xqrVDFloOS
— Muhammad Lila (@MuhammadLila) March 15, 2020
People online were overwhelmed by the heartfelt gesture of the tenor for helping the people in his community:
Amazing !!! I would love a neighbor like that right now ✨ 🎶
— Patricia (@PInarreac) March 15, 2020
Thank you for sharing!
— lcwiert (@lcwiert) March 15, 2020
Thank you for a beautiful morning.
— Elaine Shannon (@ElaineShannonDC) March 15, 2020
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Ok, that's just Super Cool !!!
— Jen🧢➡️ (@Jen05058006) March 15, 2020
Just beautiful, I'd listen to this over and over again..❤❤❤❤🎶🎶🎶🎶
— Elaine Brown (@mizzybrown) March 15, 2020
He is making the best of the situation. The gifts of song and music are free, and neither one of them is cancelled. God Bless you, and thank you.
— Robbie Chesla (@robbiechesla) March 15, 2020
Chills! So amazing
— Erin Lea (@erinlea03) March 15, 2020
*Goosebumps. Thank you!! This is just what I needed this morning!
— Kandy Cullers (@romena99) March 15, 2020
beautiful, it. even helps us here in Holland
— mirjam van mierlo (@nikkie42) March 15, 2020
Amazing. Warmed my heart
— cathy maclean (@cathmaclean9) March 15, 2020
Guys, you can’t imagine, a lot of Italian stars are singing from their windows, we are trying to rebuild our union and nation starting from our best quality: talent, genius. Here we are, one nation
— Carlo Bagnasco (@BagnascoCarlo) March 15, 2020
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!