Cellos refuse to play in ‘unsafe’ opera pit
November 4, 2014 by norman lebrecht
More grim news from the Colon, in Buenos Aires.
On Friday, bits of plaster from ceiling fell into the orchestra pit. Only five cellists were persuaded to risk their lives in that night’s performance.
The musicians are holding daily demonstrations against bad personnel management and bad maintenance of the old building.
Here’s the latest demo: