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18 December 2017, 13:35
The excruciating realisation that the chair you’re standing on isn't *quite* strong enough...
It’s a stereotype, the slightly larger opera singer. But tenor Alexander Frankel looks pretty trim, and he somehow still manages to destroy a prop by standing on it.
Stepping triumphantly onto a chair at the end of his aria, he crashes through it quite spectacularly, falling straight to the ground.
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Fair play to him, he styles it out very successfully without a voice crack to be heard. Follow Alexander on Facebook here.
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