Opera Singer Performs ‘Tosca’ After Being Shot and Robbed

Soprano Stafford Hartman sang from a wheelchair in Opera Memphis' production of Puccini's Tosca.(Photo: Marcel Osterwijk (Flickr))
Soprano Stafford Hartman sang from a wheelchair in Opera Memphis' production of Puccini's Tosca.(Photo: Marcel Osterwijk (Flickr))

It’s so tough to break in to opera that when you finally do get start getting gigs, you don’t easily let them slip away.

Soprano Stafford Hartman didn’t let a shooting and a robbery erase her opportunity to sing in Puccini’s Tosca with Opera Memphis. Three days after being robbed, Hartman sang in the production from a wheelchair.

Here’s the story on Memphis television, WREG.

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