It was a piece of pressboard about 25 feet high and three feet wide and, on
impact, a piece fell into the orchestra pit. No cast members were hurt but a member of the orchestra was hit in the head. She was taken to the hospital but was only slightly injured and was released later that night.
The Staatstheater management cancelled the remaining minutes of the sold-out
opera. The police and the Office for Worker’s Safety have already begun an
image_description=Staatstheater Darmstadt [Photo © Barbara Aum¸ller]
product_title=Added Drama for Wagner
product_id=Above: Staatstheater Darmstadt [Photo © Barbara Aum¸ller]