Panic this week at Nice Opéra when the tenor singing Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor fell sick on the afternoon of performance.
Nice, unlike Paris or London, is not awash with international tenors.
Ask the soprano, someone said, maybe she knows a local tenor.
it so hapened that the American star Kathryn Lewek, singing the title role, had brought along her husband and two children to Nice.
Husband Zach Borichevsky remembered he had once sung Edgardo – but that was eight years ago.
While he took a quick look at the score, they rammed him into costume and shoved him on stage.
That must have been some Mad Scene.