Dame Eva Turner and "The Trampoline Incident"

Mar 5, 2014

Dame Eva Turner, the bouncing Tosca.

At the end of Puccini’s opera, Tosca, the heroine jumps to her death from a tower.

On stage, the singer usually jumps out of a low window onto concealed mattresses.

However, in a production by the Lyric Opera of Chicago, when Eva Turner jumped she landed on a trampoline, and was seen appearing in the window a few times before finally  “dying.”