Gilly Assuncao’s co-workers never knew about his hidden talent. They thought he was just an ordinary deli guy at Russo’s grocery store in Watertown, Massachusetts.
But then one night Assuncao grabbed a microphone and started belting out beautiful, operatic melodies, and the employees of Russo’s knew they had a special musical talent in their midst.
Since then, Assuncao has serenaded customers and fellow employees during shopping hours with classical opera tunes and Christmas carols. His performances have gone viral as Russo’s has posted them on its Facebook page.
“My dad loves music and always plays classical music in the store,” Karen Russo, the owners’ daughter, told ABC News. “And during the holidays he likes to have live opera and classical Christmas songs performed for our customers.”
So, last Friday night, the musicians the store had hired were doing their sound check when Assuncao stepped in to help