Hearing Pavarotti at the construction site usually means someone has tuned the radio onto the classical station, but not if you work alongside this man.
David Lopes de Oliveira, 22, is a construction worker who aspires to one day perform in the iconic Sydney Opera House. Considering the set of pipes on him as he belts out Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma between crushing the pavement with a jackhammer, that may very well be a dream come true one day.
The singer told Storyful he is an aspiring musician from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, who is working in construction to pay for his English and music classes. In Brazil Oliveira was studying law but he moved to Australia because he believed he’d have better opportunities. Music, however, is his passion.
“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,” Oliveira said.