This video features something that’s a lot like the giant piano that they have at FAO Schwarz made so famous by the scene from Tom Hank’s “Big” only this time instead of a huge piano keyboard with prerecorded noises, the piano keys (when stepped on) make a real live opera singer sing the correct pitches. It's called Le Piano Vivant, which means "The Living Piano" in French. The video was released by French-Canadian educational and cultural site TFO. This huge piano was set up in a park in Quebec. Each singer carries the specific tone of each key (I’m guessing that the earpiece keeps them on track), and when a participant steps on a key, the human "piano string" sings that note.
The Living Piano was put together as a stunt to bring focus to the Quebec Opera Festival and probably also to the TFO site. The organizers wanted to expose more people to opera and engage the public with a new and never-before-seen instrument. They definitely achieved that!
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