Monday, April 11, 2011

Trouper of the Year

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.


calimac said...

There is a famous story of an actor being on stage when his child was born. It was during a production of Hamlet, and at the curtain call, Laurence Olivier, who was playing Hamlet, announced to the audience, "A great actress has been born today. Laertes has a daughter."

Laertes was played by Michael Redgrave, and his daughter born that day was named ... Vanessa.

Lisa Hirsch said...

That is a GREAT story!!!