Nina Stemme sings through a wounded kneemain
The Swedish soprano suffered an injury more common to footballers during rehearsals for Strauss’s Elektra in Chicago. Was she bothered?
From Larry Johnson at Chicago Classical Review:
…A curtain announcement Saturday night informed Lyric’s audience that Nina Stemme, singing the title role, had injured her knee in rehearsals and asked for their indulgence. The Swedish soprano did indeed seem to be limping and favoring one foot in the early going. But as the performance continued, the injury seemed to affect her less and less…
Read on here.