05. August 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: News

We’ve all read about Tosca jumping form the wrong spot and falling off ladders, and more opera related injuries. Seems to go along with the operatic beast. (And to think I whine about reed making!)

According to the NY Daily News, a lawsuit has been filed by Metropolitan Opera star Wendy White against Lincoln Center because she is ‘permanently injured’ from a 2011 accident at Lincoln Center.

The opera star was injured during a production of Faust, when a trap door with ‘faulty hingers’ collapsed under the star, resulting in a bruised torso, and a permanently injuried diaphragm. Her lawyer, Edelman, said that “her diaphragm muscles are permanently injured,” and that “White, 60, held off suing, hoping that physical therapy would get her back in shape. The lawyer said the Met’s stage construction crews built a platform that was supported by thin metal hinges which are more often used to close wooden shutters.”

She fell from a distance of about eight feet and a Met spokesman later said that a hinge connecting the platform to the stairway broke. Ten months later the New York Times reported that she had not recovered from her injuries, and felt abandoned by a company she considered family after the company canceled her contract.

RTWT.

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