Opéra de Paris is exposed on TV as a dangerous workplace

January 24, 2018 by norman lebrecht


A report on France 2 warns that the 450 technicians at the Opéra are working under ‘exceptional risks’ of fire, falls and crushing.

According to the documentary, there have been accidents in Werther and Magic Flute. Nine technicians were injured in one year.

No mention of singers.

Video clip here.


Comments (3)

  1. Theodore McGuiver says:

    Maybe it’s really about being on the same payroll as their erudite director.

  2. Theodore McGuiver says:

    Actually, a few years ago, a certain tenor was, in fact, drenched by the contents of an overturned bucket of water emanating from the lighting gantry. It was an accident, apparently…

  3. John Borstlap says:

    Epouvantable….. Typically, to prevent the butterfly attention span cracking-down under the weight of cultural information – after all, it is about opera -, the video is acoustically ‘supported’ by lively pop music.

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