Opera is evacuated due to bad smell

The entire audience and performing cast were ordered to leave the building of Sofia Opera and Ballet last night due to a powerful smell that many described as ‘suffocating’.

In all, 650 people left the building a short way into the performance of Borodin’s Prince Igor.

No cause has been confirmed. The general suspicion is that the smell came from toxic cleaning fluids.

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    • Hilarious….. but also in the garlic belt concerts and opera performances are sometimes disrupted by the usual diet – south of France, Spain, Italy, Greece.

  • Only 650 total evacuees in a hall that can seat 980 means, at best, the audience was only at 66% of capacity. Either something is truly rotten . . . or that Peter Gelb is running the Sofia Opera too.

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