(Joyce Didonato, recebendo assistência médica, após fraturar a perna, durante uma récita de O Barbeiro de Sevilha, em Londres)
«On Saturday night at the Royal Opera House here, the American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato brought literal meaning to the old theatrical motto “Break a leg.”
Singing Rosina in the company’s production of Rossini’s “Barbiere di Siviglia,” the first of six performances, Ms. DiDonato had just finished the character’s scintillating signature aria in Act I, “Una voce poco fa,” when she slipped onstage and badly injured her right leg. It turned out to be a fractured fibula. All she knew at the time was that she was in excruciating pain.
Ms. DiDonato got to her feet and hobbled around the stage for the rest of the act. A trouper to the core, she will use a wheelchair for Tuesday night’s performance.»
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