In Karlsruhe, the soprano sings at seven months’ pregnantmain
To give perspective to Hamburg Staatsoper’s excuses for sacking a soprano at four months pregnant, consider the case of Layla Claire who (we hear) sang the title role of Alcina at seven months at the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe in February.
Layla and her baritone husband John Chest welcomed the birth of their second child on April 17.
John will sing Pelléas at Glyndebourne this summer.
Our congratulations to the happy family.