Sunday, August 23, 2009

Look Out Below: Falling into the pit

There was near disaster at Glyndebourne on Friday when Ana María Martínez, during a Rusalka, tripped on some stage props and fell into the pit. The good news is that she fell on a cellist, the bad news is that she didn't fall on a trombonist. Ba-dum-bum.

The fall happened right at the end of act 1 and so they took the intermission and kept on going. While Martinez said that the was good to continue, the festival insisted that she go to the hospital where, thankfully, she was released without and major injury. Natasha Jouhl stepped up from playing the First Nymph and finished the show.

Jeez, it's getting more and more dangerous to be a soprano every day. Fortunately, there are a few of them around, teehee.

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