In Italy, musicians are getting put in cagesmain
This is the Mancinelli Opera House in Orvieto, rehearsals for the Barber of Seville.
The wind players are being boxed into wood and plexiglass cages arranged in an L shape.
The acoustic result, we’re told, is not bad at all, although the remoters instruments struggle to get heard.
The cages are built inexpensively by a local carpenter in Orvieto.