Elisabeth Kulman was rehearsing Brangaene in Tristan und Isolde in the Ruhr this summer when she was hit in the larynx by a colleague in one of those freak accidents that happen when singers have too much to do apart from singing.
She was rushed to hospital and ordered to stay off work for the rest of the year. That meant cancelling Salzburg. Fears abounded that she might have sustained permanent damage.
Happily, she’s back singing Gaea in Strauss’s Daphne at the Vienna Opera (Simone Young conducting) and is, by all accounts, fully recovered.
photo: Elisabeth Kulman als Gaea in “Daphne”
(c) Michael Poehn / Wiener Staatsoper