Breaking News: Anna Netrebko, Metropolitan Opera’s Curtain Call for Tchaikovsky’s ‘Iolanta’ Interrupted on Stage by Wounded Warrior Ukraine CEO Roman J. Torgovitsky
Posted by Melissa Wimbish
If this happened to me, I think I would remember it every time I went out for curtain call. Yikes! This was posted last night on Classicalite:
Earlier this evening, Anna Netrebko’s title performance in the Metropolitan Opera’s brand spankin’ new production of Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta was interrupted at the very bitter end by a man Classicalite has identified as one Roman J. Torgovitsky–founder/CEO of Wounded Warrior Ukraine.
According to Michael Cooper at the New York Times, an unnamed protestor unfurled a homemade sign, “which appeared to be decorated with the Ukrainian flag, just as Ms. Netrebko was being showered with bravas and a bouquet of flowers.”
Just like the geopolitical affairs he used to cover for the ol’ Grey Lady, Mr. Cooper, himself, stuck around to cover the aftermath, as well.
Is this what the 60s were like? More deets here.