Just in: A second star soprano is hospitalised with Covid

Just in: A second star soprano is hospitalised with Covid


norman lebrecht

September 18, 2020

With Netrebko under hospital care Russia, we now hear that the Hungarian soprano Ildiko Komlosi tested positive for Covid-19 test on Monday and was rushed to hospital in an ambulance the following day.

Admitted to intensive care, she avoided being put on a ventilator and has now been sent home. ‘It is certainly one of the worst diseases of my life,’ she says, ‘but I will recover, we will recover!’



  • Doc Martin says:

    I would recommend reading this short paper by Wise in BMJ on Cov-19 and thrombosis. Pulmonary embolism, is a common issue with many patients.


  • Doc Martin says:

    Thrombosis UK, a charity have some useful information relating to Cov-19. Please if you are in the at risk category or live in a cov-19 hotspot, read and watch the webinars.
    Pulmonary embolism, DVT, clotting in the lungs all very nasty indeed.


    (Doc Martin is a retired GP, amateur composer and harp player, based in Belfast).

  • Joel says:

    Komlosi is a mezzo, not a soprano… Let’s hope that She will get well soon! All the best wishes for Her!!!

  • David says:

    Just frightening

  • Marg says:

    Best wishes to both for a full recovery with no lingering after effects.

  • Straussian says:

    I’ve always thought she’s a mezzo. Not that it matters in this context…

  • Doc Martin says:

    John Campbell’s pandemic update on you tube says it all folks. Please watch it and learn about antibody and prospective studies.