Two storms in the London teacup are exciting the newspapers. At the Barbican performance of Glass’s Einstein on the Beach, Bianca Jagger was challenged by an angry critic in her row to stop taking photographs. The critic blogged about it entertainingly and several newspapers are trying to blow it into a cause celebre. Our eyewitness in the same row reports: ‘it was no big deal’.
Last Friday, the composer Michael Nyman had an opera proposal turned down by the Royal Opera House. He voiced his dismay on Facebook, saying the ROH would never take anything from him again and he might as well stop supporting it with his taxes. (The ROH say t was just the one idea they passed on.) This, too, has been blown into a celebby mini-tempest. There’s obviously nothing happening in this town.