Juan Diego Florez just barely made it to the Met Saturday afternoon for the HD broadcast of Le Comte Ory....because he had been up all night with his wife.....who was IN LABOR.
Their son, Leandro, was born at 12:25 p.m., thirty-five minutes before curtain time! JDF caught the baby!
And the show went on!!
Previous winner: Joyce DiDonato, also starring in Ory, for a run of Rosinas at Covent Garden sung from a wheelchair after she broke her leg at the first performance.