Lip-synching at English National Opera
February 20, 2008
Clive Bayley lost his voice during last Saturday's opening performance of the new Lucia di Lammermoor production at ENO. His understudy, Paul Whelan, sang from the side of the stage as Bayley mouthed the words and acted.
I've experienced something like this only once, at Bayerische Staatsoper's staged production of the oratorio Saul. David Daniels took ill, so Brian Asawa sang his part from the pit as the stage director acted the part on stage.