Bats, Beetles and Opera Singers Don't Mix Well For Outdoor Concerts
Opera Holland Park at night (Photo: Ingrid Rasmussen)
"As she settled into the rhythm of her aria, Julia Riley, singing Dorabella in our current production of Cosí fan tutte, felt something scramble on to her hand. With a thousand people hanging on her every word, she glanced down to see a small bat hanging nonchalantly from her wrist. Impressively, she continued as if nothing had happened but a nearby chorus member almost levitated sideways into the arms of fellow chorister squealing 'hold me, hold me!'" Read more about the dangers of performing outdoors at the Opera Holland Park by clicking here.