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09 Feb 2009

Frozen hand, chilly staging

By Richard Fairman [Financial Times, 6 February 2009]

Traditionally, when Rodolfo tells Mimì “Your tiny hand is frozen”, it is not because of the Arctic winds and blizzards. The harsh winter weather that caused transport disruption on Monday also resulted in the opening night of English National Opera’s new production of La bohème and its live satellite television relay being postponed to Wednesday.

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