LSM Newswire

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Soprano Measha Brueggergosman recovering well

Soprano Measha Brueggergosman recovering well and will return to performing in August

Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman underwent emergency open-heart surgery on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009.

After experiencing acute pressure in her throat, Ms. Brueggergosman was rushed by ambulance to a Toronto hospital where she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and hypertension and subsequently released. The following day she reported to her family doctor with continued pains in her chest. Her doctor sent her immediately back to the hospital.

Further tests revealed she had a dissection in her aorta and doctors immediately performed open-heart surgery to repair it. Currently, Ms. Brueggergosman is recovering well and is resting under doctorĺ─˘s orders.

As a result, Ms. Brueggergosman was forced to cancel her three appearances with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, as well as performances as Bess in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess with Maestro Nikolaus Harnoncourt at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria.

Ms. Brueggergosman is expected to enjoy a full recovery and will return to performing on August 9, 2009 at the Shaw Festivalĺ─˘s presentation of An Enchanted Evening.

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