Monday 18 December 2017

Placido Domingo plans stage return

Placido Domingo is planning to return to the stage in two weeks
Placido Domingo is planning to return to the stage in two weeks

Placido Domingo has said he plans to be on stage in a couple of weeks after undergoing surgery.

The 69-year-old Spanish tenor said he still felt tender after the operation to remove a cancerous polyp, but he has returned to work and resumed singing in private.

He told the LA Times: "It is still tender, you know. But I started proving my voice again two days ago."

Domingo told reporters he planned to begin rehearsals for Simon Boccanegra at Italy's La Scala in two weeks.

The star became ill on tour in Tokyo, had surgery early this month at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and has been recuperating in Acapulco, Mexico.

He returned to Los Angeles on Thursday and a few hours later was back at work as director of the Los Angeles Opera Company.

The malignancy was localised so Domingo was able to undergo minimally invasive surgery to remove the polyp.

Press Association

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