The first was the Irish mezzo Tara Erraught who sang on as Octavian in Der Rosenkavalier after an unprecedented volley of sizeist, sexist abuse from male, middle-aged London critics.
The second, Christiane Karg, dislocated her knee in a stage fall on Sunday while singing the role of Sandrina in Mozart’s La finta giardiniera. In acute pain, Christiane refused medication and sang the second half of the show in a chair after a doctor in the house put the knee back in place.
Later, there was some doubt as to whether she could continue the run.
Glyndebourne have told us today that nothing is going to stop Christiane from singing it out.
When Slipped Disc hands out its end-of-2014 medals, reminds us to mint one for the slipped kneecap.