2014
10.11

What brings the SAS hard man Andy McNab to tears? Opera

The Times
11 October 2014, by Jack Malvern Arts Correspondent

Opera-goers who managed to get through Sir Nicholas Hytner’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte without shedding a tear may congratulate themselves for their mental toughness. They are more resilient than Andy McNab.

The former SAS sergeant, whose account of his capture and torture in Iraq in Bravo Two Zero made him the bestselling combat author in the world, told an audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival that he has only ever cried once in his life, at one of Mozart’s most frivolous works.

Go here for the full article in The Times (unfortunately with subscribtion only)

If you want to give Cosi Fan Tutte a try yourself you can watch it on You Tube  – with English subtitles which is kind of convenient to get some understanding of the play 😉 It must be brilliant since it got Andy to sit in a chair for over three hours in a row!

Article comes with another great photo by Gareth Iwan Jones Photography

The Times - Andy McNab: "I love opera. It's amazing"

The Times – Andy McNab: “I love opera. It’s amazing”