Placido Domingo Recovers From Surgery

Opera tenor Plácido Domingo is recovering after undergoing colon cancer surgery last week.

The 69-year-old Spanish singer, who has sung 130 roles over the course of his successful career, may be best known for his collaboration with José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti as The Three Tenors. He is also the general director of the Los Angeles Opera and the Washington National Opera.

Domingo had surgery last week at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York to remove a cancerous polyp from his colon. His spokeswoman Nancy Seltzer said he was released Sunday and is expected to make a full recovery.

After experiencing abdominal pain during shows in Tokyo Feb. 13-14 he returned to New York for surgery.

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Domingo must now rest for six weeks – doctor’s orders.

“His exact return to his performing engagements remains subject to how fast he can heal and regain his characteristic strength,” Seltzer said.

Domingo will be forced to miss his March 23 scheduled performance at the Zurich Opera in Switzerland. He’s set to return to the stage April 16 with a performance of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra” at Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, Italy.

The singer then plays Corcus Expo Hall in Moscow April 19 followed by nearly a dozen more dates at Teatro Alla Scala April 21-May 7. Domingo’s summer is also looking busy with six performances at the Royal Opera House in London June 29-July 15 and three shows at Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain July 22-28.
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