Fiona Pickles (theficklepickle) wrote in little_details,
Fiona Pickles

Audience member takes over leading role???

Does anyone remember the details of an occasion a few years ago where the leading (male?) singer in a prestigious opera performance was unable to go on and the management asked whether anyone in the audience knew the part and would be prepared to take over? IIRC someone came forward who was a student of opera and knew the role, albeit in a different language, and had to play the part in ordinary evening clothes, but they managed to put together a perfectly reasonable performance and the guy was told that he would definitely have a career to look forward to when he had finished his studies??? I suspect this happened in either Italy or New York where you could pretty well guarantee that you had an audience of the right sort of calibre!
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