Unusual happenings at the recent Don Giovanni in Santiago, Chile.
A few minutes into the last performance of a boisterous production, the baritone Levent Bakirci suffered a painful injury when Donna Anna fell onto his left hand, fracturing a finger.
Levent, good trouper that he is carried on singing.
Other members of the cast, unaware of his pain, kept raining blows onto his left hand. Donna Elvira, we hear, was particularly harsh.
‘At the end,’ says Levent, ‘the women got their revenge and Don Giovanni was really punished.’