Opera star slams & # 39; cruel & # 39; critics who her body after birth & # 39; stocky & # 39; named – revealing that she was back on stage six weeks after a C-section and even breastfed her baby intermittently
- Soprano Kathryn Lewek hit back on critics who were her & # 39; buxom & # 39; and & # 39; stocky & # 39; called
- The Connecticut opera star wrote riposte after critics & # 39; assessed her body & # 39;
- She detailed how she has given high-profile performance since the birth of her daughter ten months ago, and went back to work six weeks after a C-section
- Comments mentioned & # 39; coarse and cruel & # 39; and said she would write to editors
An American opera singer beat music critics for the & # 39; shame & # 39; of her body after birth in a sizzling Facebook post.
Soprano Kathryn Lewek, originally from Connecticut, returned to the stage just six weeks after the birth of her ten-month-old daughter last year and has shared photos of herself juggling performances at some of the largest stages of the opera breastfeed her world with her young baby between Arias.
She revealed that critics had commented on her physique after her recent performance in Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld at the Salzburg festival, and named her version of the character Eurydice & # 39; buxom & # 39; and & # 39; stocky & # 39 ;.
The American soprano Kathryn Lewek has beaten back critics who believe her & # 39; buxom & # 39; and & # 39; stocky & # 39; mentioned in a discussion of her performance at Eurydice in the Orpheus of Jacques Offenbach in the underworld at the Salzburg festival
She documented how she balances an international opera career with the care of her ten-month-old daughter and shared images of herself breastfeeding between aria & # 39; s
Her series of photos has since become viral when she called on the opera community to no longer & # 39; cruel & # 39; and & # 39; offensive & # 39; to be for artists
A recent photo of Kathryn Lewek with her ten-month-old daughter, posted by the soprano on her Instagram page
Lewek wrote: & # 39; A few weeks ago I got a bummer because some opera critics decided it was their job to review my post-partum mother bid instead of reviewing the show & # 39 ;.
She added: & # 39; It is never acceptable to judge the body of another person in this way & # 39; and said: & # 39; This is harassment. The time is up for these young bullies. & # 39;
Lewek referred an article by opera critic Manuel Brug, who writes for the German newspaper Die Welt. In his play, Brug suggested that the production director, Barrie Kosky, & # 39; unsuitable & # 39; had used costumes for the women in production.
Brug has since responded to the accusation of body shaming on Twitter and said: & haha, I finally have my little s *** storm, because I wrote anonymously in a report about singers who are fat, not thin . Simply neutral adjective. Now they make a lot of noise including insulting me. Does she have anything else to do? Seems very obsessed with body. But sings nicely. & # 39;
Lewek responded directly to the critic on Twitter and wrote: “Actually, Mr. Brug, I have plenty of things to do. I am a new mother with a very busy work and personal life. However, this issue is far too important to ignore. I speak not only for myself, but also for my hard-working colleagues and those who will follow us. #timesup #timeforachange & # 39;
In her first reaction, Lewek had offered a detailed riposte that revealed her hectic schedule to try to find a balance between work and family life.
Lewek also promised to contact the editors about & # 39; sore and disgusting & # 39; to stop bodyshaming within the opera community.
The passionate photo series featured images of herself breastfeeding backstage, also during rehearsals at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.
The soprano, who is married to tenor Zach Borichevsky, shared that she had returned to work with her C-section scar & # 39; hardly healed & # 39; just six weeks after the birth of her daughter
Lewek also revealed that she has traveled extensively with her daughter for her own performances and in support of her husband, Zach Borichevsky, who is a tenor.
Lewek said: & # 39; I am heavier than ever in my life because I had a baby 10 months ago and I decided to breastfeed her for at least a year. It's not like I'm living under a rock, I know that opera is both an audio and a visual experience, but I was just really surprised by the body-shaming.
& # 39; I was really surprised that several reviews used the word "buxom". You know, it can be taken as a compliment, I think, but okay, don't describe me with the same words as a porn star. It's weird and why are we actually commenting on women's bodies? & # 39;
She added: & # 39; I never realized that such cruelty and petty cruelty could be found in the so-called highly educated and cultivated cohort that we trust to discuss and criticize art in its highest form. & # 39 ;
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