Opera performer seriously injured rehearsing fire stunt
CHICAGO – A dress rehearsal at the Lyric Opera of Chicago was interrupted Monday when a performer was seriously injured during a fire stunt.
The Chicago Fire Department was called to the Lyric around 4:50 p.m. to treat actor Wesley Daniel, 24.
Daniel was initially in serious to critical condition when taken to Northwestern, after suffering burns to his throat and second-degree burns to his face while “spitting fire,” the Fire Department’s media office said.
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