Just in: Parsifal is cancelled after a technical hitchmain
Last night’s Romeo et Juliette ballet and the general rehearsal for Richard Jones’s new production of Parsifal have been called off by the Opéra de Paris after two cables snapped backstage at the Bastille.
It appears that the incident occurred around a fire door when two 18-tonne counterweight cables broke without warning.
‘The Opéra national de Paris is doing everything possible so that the normal course of performances can resume in the next few days,’ says the company.
That sounds bad.