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A rare opera moment: Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming at L.A. Opera show what might have been

A rare opera moment: Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming at L.A. Opera show what might have been

In May 2014, Plácido Domingo and Renée Fleming flew into town to help Domingo’s Los Angeles Opera close the 2013-14 season.

The unwary might have thought that the two superstars were going to perform together. But the closest they came to performing with each other was a joint photo op.

Domingo went on to sing in Massenet’s "Thaïs," and Fleming in Andre Previn’s "A Streetcar Named Desire."

But when Domingo and Fleming appeared here again Friday night, this time it was for real. With L.A. Opera music director James Conlon — who happened to be celebrating his 66th birthday — in the Dorothy Chandler...

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