An evening performance of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera ‘Sadko’ at the Bolshoi took a tragic turn on Saturday, when a heavy stage decoration hit a performer on the head. The accident occurred immediately after the opera began, according to several reports.
“Nobody had time to sing. The overture had only finished playing,” one witness wrote on social media.
“Stop! Stop! Call the ambulance! There’s blood!” someone shouted, according to a witness cited by RT.