Last Saturday American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato fell during a performance of Rossini’s Barber of Seville and broke her leg. The singer described the event on her blog and posted a picture of herself with her new cast. In the grand tradition of the stage she finished the performance and is singing subsequent shows from a wheel chair.
The injured bone was initially identified as her right “fibia”. This is a conflation of the two bones in the leg – the fibula and the tibia.
The affected bone was subsequently identified as the fibula. I suppose this is the only web site interested in opera that would care about the names of the bones in the leg. Regardless, I hope Ms DiDonato makes a speedy recovery.
Taking out the “fibula” mistake, I don’t see anything wrong with her legs, in fact she has very good ones
Most likely it was the same people who think that the T is silent in Turandot. They actually ment filulot.
It is silent.
Hi, oh yes she could…lol (sorry laughing at some one elses misfortune).
My leg was crushed between a swinging lifeboat and the side of the ship that I worked on.
I won’t tell you how I got in that position as it’s scary.
But after the event, I knew I’d broken the top off my fibula, because I could feel the gagged edge pinching if I tried to walk. However, on tippy toes (like a dancer) I was ok to walk around.
Yes it still hurt a bit. But nothing like having your foot flat on the ground.
It was years ago. I had my whole leg in plaster, from my toes, up to my groin.
After the head of the fibula would dislocate, and the pain was the same until it snapped back in.
On a couple of occasions, I’ve had to push it back in to place.
That was 14 years ago. Now in my 50s, it still dislocates, but doesn’t hurt. It happens twice a day as a rule.
But I can’t remember the last time I had to manually push it back in to place. It normally snaps back in with a loud crack! I laugh at it now….