Opera crewman is trapped in rotating stage

Opera crewman is trapped in rotating stage


norman lebrecht

February 23, 2016

A stagehand was seriously injured this weekend at the Handel Festival in Karlsruhe.

During a scene change of Handel’s Arminio, the man was trapped in rotating machinery and badly hurt. He was freed by emergency services and rushed to hospital where he is said to be out of danger.

The performance continued after a short delay.

The theatre is due for extensive renovation in two years’ time.

arminio karlsruhe


  • Eddie Mars says:

    This sounds appalling. If anyone could fall into rotating machinery, it means safety procedures weren’t being followed :((

    Let’s hope he makes a full recovery.