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Best Uber ride ever!!!!
An Uber driver in Boston has given his passenger a delightful surprise on a recent journey - an impromptu opera performance.
Fortunately, the passenger was on hand to film it. He said in the YouTube description: "Was on my way to The Playwright to get paid to party with Urposse.com and well… Who needs a radio when you have an awesome uber driver!"
The driver appears to be singing along with an aria on the car stereo, which he later confirms is sung by the legendary tenor Luciano Pavarotti.
Ever the professional, though, the driver is sure to check his destination with the passenger when the music's over.