Opera Australia’s multi-million dollar production of The Phantom of the Operaon Sydney Harbour has been thrown into chaos after allegations of bullying were made against the company’s long-serving Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini.
A reportin today’s Sydney Morning Heraldrevealed the cast of the show considered withdrawing from a performance over the allegations, centring on actor Callum Francis who plays the character Raoul.
Francis did not appear in Tuesday night’s performance. Terracini told the Heraldit was due to concerns for Francis’s voice after having recently recovered from COVID-19. However there are reports from people involved in the production that Francis’s no-show was due to a strained personal relationship with Terracini.
It is alleged that Terracini recently made an offensive remark to Francis; speaking to the Herald,Terracini denied making the remark.
It was reported that members of the cast were considering “holding the curtain”, an industry term describing what...