Wednesday, June 20, 2012 'Soprano Measha Brueggergosman expecting a baby boy this summer'

Measha Brueggergosman (Portrait by Dario Acosta: Makeup by Karla Baxter / hair by Maria Bertrand / clothes styling by Lisa Williams © Dario Acosta 2012

Sergio Mims, a classical music radio host and journalist based in Chicago, brings two stories to our attention.  The first is from the website of Measha Brueggergosman and the second is from
Soprano Measha Brueggergosman expecting a baby boy this summer
Posted on June 5th, 2012
Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman is pleased to confirm that she is pregnant and expecting a baby boy at the end of the summer.  Ms. Brueggergosman is in Cincinnati rehearsing for her debut in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess with the Cincinnati Opera (June 28 – July 8).

“It’s been a very full year of exciting new projects including Canada’s Got Talent, the release of my CD I’ve Got A Crush On You, and a tour of Eastern Canada and Ontario,” said Brueggergosman. “ My husband and I are truly blessed and overjoyed.”

Measha Brueggergosman resumes her performance schedule in autumn when she makes her Berlin Philharmonic debut under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle singing the title role of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.

MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN, who stars in Porgy and Bess at Cincinnati Opera, speaks with disarming candor to ADAM WASSERMAN.
Measha Brueggergosman seems incapable of mincing words. She doesn't do it when alternating the tricky sung and spoken lines of Luciano Berio's frenetic, hyper-allusive multilingual operatic mashup, Recital I (for Cathy), which the soprano has made something of a calling card. Nor does she do it when chatting about the nearly 160 pounds she lost several years ago through a combination of gastric bypass surgery and an obsession with Bikram yoga. In conversation, she will jokingly refer to the aortic dissection that very nearly killed her in June 2009, at the age of just thirty-one, as nothing less than the "worst weight-loss program ever." And before an interviewer can even work up the courage or justification for asking, Brueggergosman will casually mention the yearlong separation she underwent from her husband, whom she first met in high school, as well as the painful miscarriage of their twins that has kept her off the stage of late. "If I ever write a memoir," she laughs, "it'll be called This Isn't What I Thought Would Happen." There are open books, and then there's Measha.

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