Summer risk: Rock-throwing kids injure festival conductor and clarinettistmain
The French conductor Bertrand de Billy and an unnamed clarinet player in the Orchestre National de France have been hit by stones and small rocks thrown by feral children while they rehearsed Il Trovatore in the ancient open-air theatre of Orange.
De Billy was hit in the shoulder, the clarinet player in the hip. Neither injury is serious.
Roberto Alagna , Marie-Nicole Lemieux , Hui He and George Petean appear in the title roles of the production, which opens this weekend.