Shoppers at a flea market were treated to an unlikely show recently. Shoppers at a flea market were treated to an unlikely show recently. Shoppers at a flea market were treated to an unexpected performance. (Photo: YouTube)

Singers hit the streets to promote their art

Shoppers at this flea market were treated to a surprising concert.

When you go to a flea market, you can expect to hear the sounds of vendors hawking their wares, shoppers haggling over prices and all the other noises typical of a crowded public space. Opera singing would not be on that list, usually, but patrons of the Jaffa Flea Market, in Tel Aviv, Israel, were treated to a surprise recently when members of the country's rich opera talent pool held an impromptu show there.

The reason for it? To liberate the discipline from within the confines of the opera house and bring it to an audience, some of whom may not be familiar with the art or have ever seen it performed live.

As one of the performers, Yifat Fahima Weisskopf, said of the spectators, "I think they fell in love."

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