We hear reports of discomfort during the Sydney Symphony Orchestra’s performance last night of Debussy’s masterpiece, la Mer.
During the final pages of the work, as the waves thrashed higher and higher, a man began volubly vomiting up the contents of his stomach. All very nasty for those around him, who edged away as far as they could.
The music continued uninterrupted to the end… We have been sent a picture of the final applause, which looks a tiny bit whiffy.
We hope the poor audience members have fully recovered. Realistic as the music is, it has never been known before to provoke mal de mer.
photo courtesy The Violin Channel.