Impromptu opera regales Mexico City market-goers

  • Tenor Dante Alcala performs at the Argentina market in Mexico City, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. The country’s Fine Arts Institute is bringing classically trained singers to brighten the days of shoppers and workers of the markets, with renditions from world-famous operas. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The tenor breaks into song next to bunches of bananas strung high above ripe papaya. Wearing a red market apron, he approaches a woman wrapped in a purple shawl and serenades her for 90 seconds while clutching her hand and looking her in the eyes. Tears stream down the woman’s face.