Stranger than opera: Stagehands save man from violent mugging

Just in from our crime correspondent: Stagehands at Chicago’s Lyric Opera were taking a breather outdoors one day when they caught sight of a man being pummelled by another twice his size. Without pausing to discuss risk and rights, four scene shifters leaped into the fray, saved the victim and pursued the attacker until he was nabbed by police.

Next time the Lyric puts on a fight scene, it should look backstage for verismo coaching.

Full story here.


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