Opera Star Rushed to Hospital After Falling Off Stage Into Orchestra Pit

An opera singer was rushed to the hospital after tumbling into an orchestra pit during a performance at a British festival.

Ana Maria Martinez, a native Puerto Rican, suffered minor injuries in the accident while playing the title role in Rusalka at the world-renowned venue in East Sussex, Great Britain.

A Glyndebourne Festival spokeswoman said she was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure but discharged after being checked over by an orthopedic surgeon.

The accident happened minutes before the end of the first act. The performance then went into its scheduled 20-minute interval and returned 10 minutes later than planned.

"The performance of Rusalka was stopped just before the end of Act 1 following an accident on the stage involving Ana Maria Martinez," said a statement from Glyndebourne Friday night.

"Ms Martinez fell into the orchestra pit. Despite Ana Maria wanting to continue with the performance, she was immediately taken to hospital as a precautionary measure."

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