Watch Jonas Kaufmann fall off his pedestalmain
If you can bear to wade through this casting disaster to the bitter end, you will see the singer slip backwards off his box.
The incident doesn’t look scripted and he takes it in typical good humour, but this load of cobblers should never have been shot.
Kaufmann is from Bavaria where it is usually white on Christmas. He doesn’t need fake flakes and vocal swoops.
It’s written for baritone, anyway.