This time it is not the stage machinery, but the consequences are more serious – and it’s another cast member of the new production of Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.
First Ausrine Stundyte, who singws the title role, was rushed bleeding to hospital . Now the Ukrainian bass Alexander Tsymbalyuk, who sings the roles of Old Convict and Chief of Police, has been invalided out after a moped drove into him on the street.
We hear that Alexander has suffered a badly broken leg and will undergo multiple operations.
Colleagues fear he could be out for months.