Covent Garden soprano ‘sang through miscarriage’News
The soprano Danielle de Niese has told the Guardian that her opening ROH performance in La Bohème two weeks ago was sung through the aftermath of an agonising miscarriage.
De Niese, 41, did not know she was pregnant. She is still breastfeeding her seven-month-old daughter, Sheherazade Christie, younger sister to her and her husband, Gus Christie’s son, Bacchus. But last Friday, she experienced cramping and went to see her doctor who confirmed she was pregnant.
“Even though I thought I was having a miscarriage, when Gus and I heard that I was pregnant there was no time to come to grips with it,” she said. The couple travelled home to Glyndebourne in East Sussex. “I was thinking: ‘I’ve had a miscarriage; this will probably come out in a few hours and I’ll then rest for the performance….’
Read her full ordeal here.