It has emerged the world renowned orchestra will pretend to perform while a recording made six weeks ago blasts out of the stadium speakers.
Considered to be one of the best orchestras in the world, it was awarded the contract for the 2012 Games.
But when the athletes walk in to the stadium in front of a worldwide audience of 4 billion people, the orchestra will in fact be pretending.
Twitter has been abuzz with outrage. (what the hell does twitter have to do with it . Ru486 )
“What a bloody joke,”
“You’ll see the London Symphony Orchestra at the Olympics, but you won’t hear it – how ridiculous, what a farce,” another posted.
The decision was made by the London Games organising committee, which is worried about the acoustics and the uncertainties of the British weather.
“Due to the complexity of everything involved in staging the ceremonies, it’s not possible for all the music in all the shows to be live,” a committee spokesperson said in a statement.
“There will be live musical elements, but many of the songs will be recorded to track in advance of the shows.
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