The experience of flying is often met with impromptu performances. Sometimes, it’s the tireless lungs of a tiny passenger. Other times, it’s the beat of the legs behind you, testing out the bass of your chair.
However, for one LIFT flight, an aisle performance by none other than the Cape Town Opera served as the real ‘high note’ for fellow passengers.
In a video shared by the airline, the Opera’s songbirds can be seen and heard giving passengers a snippet of their magic seemingly unexpectedly.
Like honey to a bee, the video quickly gained massive attention – most of which sang the Cape Town Opera and LIFT’s praises. Many commented that it was nothing short of a treat, and hoped for the same surprise on their booked flight (though, this was a lucky catch as the members were on tour).
The desire to catch the chorus live is easily understood. The Cape Town Opera is after all, renowned as the premier opera company on the African continent, and serves as one of South Africa’s largest non-profit performing arts organisations, focused on nurturing young musicians. The chorus has travelled all over the world, from Spain to Australia to bring not only classical musings, but a South African energy that can’t be missed whether on a stage or in a plane.
As for LIFT, it seems like the airline understands the assignment on giving passengers a little more for their money. Their only navagitation now may be to meet the demand of classic-music enthusiasts suddenly booking up their flights.
Picture: Screenshot from video