David Pountney suffers stage fall at La Scala

David Pountney suffers stage fall at La Scala


norman lebrecht

May 11, 2019

He appears to fall into the prompter’s box.



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Happily, he’s unharmed.



  • William Spode says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving man. What was he doing at La Scala anyhow? Sweeping the stage?

  • Escamillo says:

    A woman went to help, one man eventually did a little bit and the other man stood and gawked. Did they think it was part of the show?

  • Berliner says:

    Happened to Barenboim as well some months back.

  • That was so painful to watch. I tell people at every rehearsal/concert that a stage is one of the most dangerous places to be.

  • Maria says:

    Surely Poutney wouldn’t need telling but then different standards being upheld everywhere.