Tim Albery's new production of Tannhäuser opens at the Royal Opera House tonight.
In the title role we have Johan Botha, pictured in the chair in which he spends most of the opera. OK, so the camera adds 10 pounds, but where did the other extra 200 come from? Check overleaf to find out (and double click on photos to enlarge. If you dare.)
Here's a clue. While those naughty Venusbergers enjoy a Paris-version fully-clothed (well it is a bit parky outside) orgy...
....Blotha has polished off all the pies. The waitress is next.
All photos: Clive Barda / Royal Opera House