Even though the wonderful British summer (severe weather warnings, gales and torrential rain) put paid to the open-air performance of La Bohème in Trafalgar Square yesterday, sponsor O2 still got its three-penn'th. The performers put on an improvised version of the opera from deep within the bowels of the London Coliseum to a select audience - of which Sneak was naturally a member. As the opera reached its emotional climax with the death of Mimi, Sneak was only mildly surprised to hear the intrusive ringing of a mobile phone, cruelly puncturing the dramatic tension. If, following the washout, the English National Opera and sponsor O2 part company, perhaps they should bow out with a new operetta, called "I'm on the Train!" with occasional interruptions from Puccini...
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