Placido Domingo to undergo surgery, curtail performing
The AP and others report that stellar tenor Placido Domingo will undergo surgery later this week in New York, after experiencing lower abdominal pain during a performance in Tokyo.
A publicist is quoted saying that Domingo's "doctors have determined that he needs to undergo medically recommended preventive surgery." Only after the surgery will a determination be made when the 69-year-old singer will resume performing schedule. "It is hoped that it will be in about six weeks," according to the publicist's new release.
Given how in-demand the tenor is on opera house and concert hall stages these days, not to mention as general director of both Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, this news will likely have the equivalent effect on the music world as a sudden drop in the stock market does on the financial.