Storm rips roof off German opera

Storm rips roof off German opera


norman lebrecht

June 30, 2021

Storms in southwest Germany last night ripped off parts of the roof of the Stuttgart Opera House.

Aside from scattering tiles and leaving water dripping onto a side-stage, one statue was toppled and other damage has yet to be assessed.

During the storm, 250 people sat attentively through a song recital.

Safer than watching football.



  • Darrell says:

    If German architecture and engineering begins to fail, this is the end of the world. Let Wagner come in to provide the pertinent soundtrack.

  • Angela says:

    This happened on Monday Night already, not during the football match.

  • W.O.Tan says:


  • Sadine Neyarrah says:

    God’s way of commenting on Ignatov’s truly awful casting…

  • John Borstlap says:

    It may have been part of a Regietheater production. Maybe they did the Fliegende Holländer?