21 May 2013
Lohengrin is one of Wagner’s most beautiful operas. Chorus member Joe Roche made the opera even more sublime when he ended Lohengrin’s dress rehearsal by popping the question live onstage.
Joe and his girlfriend Polly Greenwood had been freelance singers when they were both offered full-time positions as members of our Chorus. Having realised their dreams as singers, Joe thought it was time to make their dreams come true by becoming man and wife.
Joe says: “I had many sleepless nights worrying about proposing to Polly on the Lohengrin set in front of everyone. It's also a long, anxious wait throughout Wagner's masterpiece to get to the end! The response we got from the audience and colleagues made it all worth it though - we are so lucky to be part of such a warm company. Oh yes, and the fact that she said yes!”