Notes on Music
4:41 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Dame Eva Turner and "The Trampoline Incident"

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.”

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