Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Opera to the People
There’s a guy on the downtown platform of the 6 train at 68th street who seems to spend his days singing Ave Maria over and over again. He’s Asian, probably about fifty years old, and he sounds great! His deep voice, the melancholy tone echoing off the tunnel and his forever changing and diverse audience make him a New York experience.
Today I saw about five commuters tipping him in the five minutes I was standing there. So, this one-aria repertoire is even financially viable.