A star is injured at Paris Opéra

A star is injured at Paris Opéra


norman lebrecht

April 10, 2019

The Lithuanian soprano Ausrine Stundyte was rushed to hospital last night after being injured during the second act of Krzysztof Warlikowski’s new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. There is no official word of her condition.

The performance was abandoned.

The next is scheduled on Saturday.

Latest on Ausrine: She’s been stitched up



  • Bruce says:

    Yikes. Always scary. And injuries, even if they’re not considered life-threatening, can certainly be a big deal: a broken arm or a concussion isn’t nothing.

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery and the courage to get back onstage soon!

  • John Daszak says:

    Our dear colleague and friend, the lovely Ausrine Stundyte got injured just before the interval at the end of Act 2 of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. She cut herself quite badly and needed to go to hospital immediately for stitches.
    The rest of the performance had to be cancelled.
    I have been told she will probably be well enough for the next performance on Saturday…
    We all wish her well and are sending love and healing vibes…