As some of you may have read, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves suffered an early pregnancy miscarriage during last Saturday’s performance of “Anna Bolena” in the Winspear Opera House. Nevertheless, this amazing woman decided to finish the performance – following medical consultations backstage.
Here are the thoughts of Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny:
“I was very saddened by the events that transpired in the midst of last Saturday’s performance of “Anna Bolena.” Yet, I was also impressed by the strength and courage demonstrated by Miss Denyce Graves, who decided to go back onstage during the Second Act, despite the physical and emotional impact of her loss.
“Denyce has a long and successful history with this company. She is greatly admired and much-loved as a warm, wonderful woman and as an artist of extraordinary sensitivity and electrifying stage presence.
“All of us at the Dallas Opera wish to express our genuine regard for Miss Graves, her husband Robert, and their family at this difficult time. We ask everyone to please respect their need for privacy, as – together with all of you – we offer our sincere condolences and our unwavering support.”
Again, the preceding was a message from Dallas Opera General Director and CEO Keith Cerny. There are two remaining performances of “Anna Bolena” this weekend: Friday night and the final matinee on Sunday.
Suzanne Calvin, Manager/Director Media & PR