Boheme is snowed under

Boheme is snowed under


norman lebrecht

February 02, 2009

For the first time I can remember, an opera premiere in London has been cancelled by severe weather. The snow is six inches thick on the ground and Jonathan Miller’s keenly awaited return to the Coliseum will have to be awaited until Wednesday, as English National Opera cannot guarantee getting its employees – let alone the audience – safely home to bed.

Such a shame. Three thousand people could have sung along to ‘your tiny hand is frozen’.

Whatever happened to Spirit of the Blitz?


  • Chris Foley says:

    Six inches? Pfeh! Come to Canada if you want to see some real inclement weather.

  • Huw Belling says:

    Was there opera during the blitz? I remember reading Covent Garden was turned into a dance hall….If there were another blitz we could recruit Andrew Rieu for morale. In the meantime, we shall just have to hope for an outdoor Salome. Strauss would have approved of the pink bits I’m sure.