In Thursday’s (6/25) Globe and Mail (Toronto), James Bradshaw writes, “Measha Brueggergosman, beloved Canadian soprano and international operatic star, is recovering from emergency open-heart surgery, looking forward to a return to the stage and basking in the glow of a second life. Doctors have told Ms. Brueggergosman she has every chance of making a full recovery from an emergency procedure to repair a dissected aorta, a rare and often fatal affliction. … Ms. Brueggergosman, a Juno Award-winning native of Fredericton who turns 32 on Sunday, has built a substantial concert career alongside her operatic endeavours. She is known as much for her charisma and fiery personality as for her powerfully pure voice. … The ordeal forced Ms. Brueggergosman to cancel three concerts of Strauss and Bartók with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra earlier this month.”

Posted June 25, 2009