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New video: Lohengrin singer proposes marriage at end of dress rehearsal

Let the hard-hearted among you look away. This is a moment of pure Irish romance at the end of a Lohengrin dress rehearsal. Hat-tip to Sam McElroy, an outstanding Irish romantic, for spotting this.


UPDATE: The happy couple are Joe Roche and Paula Greenwood, from the Welsh National Opera chorus. We wish them every joy. UPDATE 2: And here’s a BBC interview with them.

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  1. I LOVE THIS!!! Well done, that man..

  2. Fabulous. What a charmer… and what a delightful couple.
    Let’s hope the production is as good!

    • I saw the opening night tonight and thought it was great!
      Lots of people chatting about this proposal before hand (that and the arrival of Prince Charles) so lovely to see this video!

      Orchestra was on fine form and the larger than usual chorus was excellent too.

      No on stage proposals though, so in that respect it was a bit disappointing…. ;)

  3. I just love the expressions on the faces. Thanks for posting! You made my day.

  4. Mark Stratford says:

    “You know I’m not one for big gestures” LOL

    Thanks for posting !

  5. Rosana Martins says:

    How lovely! Thank you very much for sharing this very special and human moment!
    Vive l’amour!

  6. PK Miller says:

    Bravo! I wish them many happy years together!

  7. Gurnemanz says:

    “Treulich geführt ziehet dahin, wo euch der Segen der Liebe bewahr’…

  8. Faye Courtney says:

    Lovely. I’m sure they will have a long and happy marriage just as long as she remembers to ask what his name is or where he comes from :-)

  9. Gary Carpenter says:

    Only riding off on a swan was missing! Really lovely…

  10. Francine Merry says:

    I was there and it was truly a wonderful moment. Happily he didn’t arrive on a swan and she didn’t have to ask for his name. Congratulations to them both!

  11. Absolutely charming. Let’s hope that all her brothers are accounted for.


  12. adorable!

  13. Alice Lynn says:

    Romance is never old but ever new. Thanks!

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