We hear from cast members in Klagenfurt that the opening night of a new production of Butterfly was abandoned at the end of “un bel di” as the result of a bomb threat. The theatre was evacuated and the show was called off.
The threat was a hoax.
A cast member tells us: ‘After the aria the curtains closed and the intendant informed all that the police had been notified that a bomb would go off in ten minutes time. We quickly exited the theatre, leaving all our belongings behind and the opera house was blocked off and searched by dogs for 2 hours. Nothing was found, but of course the performance couldn’t go on.’