Bleeding soprano is good to gomain
The heroic Aušrinė Stundytė, who was rushed to a Paris hospital for stitches near the end of the second act of Lady Macbeth of Mtsenk this week, has confirmed that she’s ready to sing the role again tomorrow night.
There has been no clarification from the Bastille about the piece of malfunctioning machinery that cut her hand. Singers take to the stage everywhere at their own risk, and especially at the Bastille.
The Opéra has also made the highly dubious offer of half-price tickets for any performance in the run to first-nighters who saw the opera abandoned towards the end of the second act.
That’s really poor customer care.