Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Domingo Withdraws from (Some) Tosca Performances

Placido Domingo is about to lose something: his gallbladder. Says the Met:
Plácido Domingo, currently at the Met to conduct Tosca, was admitted to the hospital yesterday, suffering from cholecystitis, or inflammation of the gallbladder. He is scheduled to undergo a laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal) early next week, and it is expected that this minimally invasive procedure will allow him to resume his activities after a brief hospital stay. 
Marco Armiliato will lead this Friday evening’s opening performance of Tosca, and Paolo Carignani will conduct the performances on October 21, 24 matinee, 29, and November 2.

Domingo is expected to make a full recovery in time to conduct the performance on November 6, as well as the three later performances for which he was originally scheduled: November 14 matinee, 18, and 21. In April, he will return to the Met to the reprise his acclaimed portrayal of the title role in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.
Wishing the famed baritenor the easiest possible surgery and a swift and complete recovery.

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