Which Leg Bone Did She Break?

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.

DiDonato broken leg

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.

leg bones

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.

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4 Responses to Which Leg Bone Did She Break?

  1. Cioran says:

    Taking out the “fibula” mistake, I don’t see anything wrong with her legs, in fact she has very good ones

  2. Kirk morgan says:

    Most likely it was the same people who think that the T is silent in Turandot. They actually ment filulot.

  3. Kirk morgan says:

    Ment fibulat

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