Construction workers have a reputation for being good at a number of things. Singing the works of Luciano Pavarotti isn’t often one.
Tradies often dream of a higher calling, however not often does that dream involve belting out opera in front of a packed house.
Enter David Lopes de Oliveira. Originally from Brazil, the 22-year-old has one of the finest operatic voices you’ll hear – and almost definitely the greatest belonging to a man working on a construction site in Sydney!
Oliveira’s talents have been unearthed thanks to his workmate Patrick Keating’s decision to post a video of him showing off his pipes – of course, after doing a bit of jackhammering!
The video, which has been viewed over 28K times, features Oliveira’s rendition of Pavarotti’s ‘Nessun Dorma‘ and is accompanied by a caption which encourages viewers to help the tradie live out his dream of singing at the Opera House!
TRADY SINGS LIKE PAVAROTTI; );)
well on a sunny monday morning in sydney the noise of the building sight was powerfully pushed away by Davi Oliveira version of Pavarottis nessun dorma;) absolutely amazing stuff!!! davi is actually studying muisic this year and one day dreams of singing in Sydney’s opera house so like and share and lets make his dream come true;);) #peace&love#Pavarotti#lethal#sydney #jackhammer#yesthedavi;)
Posted by Patrick Keating on Sunday, February 26, 2017
It is believed Australia’s latest opera sensation aspires to one-day study music at the prestigious Conservatorium of Music.
“I have never done any voice studies [or] classes and everything I know is because since I was a little child, I sang in my church in a lot of choirs,” he told Storyful.
But in the meantime, he will have to be content with shouldering the title of Australia’s greatest opera singing tradie – a title yearned for by many but achieved by few!