Watch: Vittorio Grigolo in spontaneous duet with LA street singer

Grigolo, while finishing a run of Hoffmann at LA Opera, heard a woman singing Puccini to a taped background on a street downtown. He stopped, joined her and threw in some coaching tips.

She told friends it changed her life.

Does anyone know her name?

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  • have fun and let others have fun … any way this was creative of him ( and her) and hopefully he washed his hands before 😉

  • Or more likely, Vittorio and his PR team are bloodthirsty for publicity, publicity, publicity. And yet more publicity.

      • Now she will sue him and say she was demeaned, humiliated, and inappropriately touched in front of her regular Santa Monica customers, and has a bruised neck, jaw problems, and lower self-assurance thanks to his reckless and unwanted interference.

  • She has a beautiful, well-trained voice. She should be a cast member in a full time opera house. Sadly, this can’t happen in the USA which has fewer opera performances per capita than all other developed countries except impoverished Portugal.

    Here’s a list of the 117 cities in the world that have more opera performances per year than Washington, D.C. (which has the 9th largest metro GDP in the world.) Only 4 of them are American. Notice that many of the cities are vastly smaller and less rich. (The listing is from Operabase, a site I highly recommend.)

    Moscow had over 10 times more opera performances last year than Washington. Ironically, Peking had 57 Western opera performances, exactly the same number as Washington — the so called the capital of the Western World. Anyway, we see why this gifted woman is singing on the street.

    Moscow
    Wien
    Berlin
    London
    St Petersburg
    Budapest
    Praha
    Hamburg
    New York
    Dresden
    Paris
    München
    Stockholm
    Zurich
    Frankfurt
    Stuttgart
    Sydney
    København
    Hannover
    Madrid
    Mannheim
    Venezia
    Leipzig
    Wiesbaden
    Wroclaw
    Brno
    Dusseldorf
    Amsterdam
    Aachen
    Roma
    Bratislava
    Ekaterinburg
    Köln
    Oldenburg
    Linz
    Milano
    Regensburg
    Ulm
    Salzburg
    Nürnberg
    Firenze
    Coburg
    Essen
    Toronto
    Karlsruhe
    Bremen
    Lyon
    Kassel
    Minsk
    Barcelona
    Erfurt
    Riga
    Oslo
    Kyiv
    Schwerin
    Plzen
    Magdeburg
    Lubeck
    Glyndebourne
    Napoli
    Ostrava
    Bonn
    Halle
    Warszawa
    Vilnius
    Münster
    Poznan
    Pforzheim
    Tel Aviv
    Innsbruck
    Torino
    Duisburg
    Ljubljana
    Saarbrucken
    Houston
    San Francisco
    Weimar
    Neustrelitz
    Tallinn
    Verona
    Krakow
    Bruxelles
    Bielefeld
    Göteborg
    Graz
    Meiningen
    Bucuresti
    Odessa
    Ruse
    São Paulo
    Buenos Aires
    Kiel
    Palermo
    Basel
    Tokyo
    Chicago
    Melbourne
    Bydgoszcz
    Sofia
    Hagen
    Liège
    Lodz
    Genève
    Braunschweig
    Szeged
    Luzern
    Mainz
    St Gallen
    Chemnitz
    Detmold
    Passau
    Bologna
    Klagenfurt
    Cagliari
    Beijing
    Giessen
    Beograd

  • He has a very well trained voice, possibly was giving decent coaching. Interesting that she is very audible and he seems not to have any volume at all. But for goodness sake, he should have broadcast her name!

  • I was there and it was simply amazing.
    He was not singing but just marking giving her the space to sing a project the sounds he wanted to ;))))) super !!!!

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