Britten’s War Requiem is cancelled due to rocket firemain
Last night’s Israel Phil performance of the anti-war masterpiece was called off due to a barrage of Iranian-sponsored rockets from Gaza.
What passing bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons…
The Israel Opera’s performance of Manon was also called off.
UPDATE: The Israel Phil has added a Friday lunchtime performance of the War Requiem to make up for the missing show.