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Full recovery expected for Plácido Domingo after removal of malignant polyp in colon

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Plácido Domingo was discharged Sunday from Mount Sinai Hospital of New York City after successfully undergoing laparoscopic surgery to remove a localized malignant polyp in his colon, his representative Nancy Seltzer announced Monday morning.

The 69-year-old tenor is expected to make a full recovery. He is recuperating in New York.

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Per doctor’s orders, Domingo will rest for six weeks. His return to performing engagements will depend on how quickly he heals and returns to full strength, Seltzer said.

It is anticipated, she said, that his first singing performance will be in ‘Simon Boccanegra’ at La Scala in Milan, Italy, on April 16. He also is set to perform in ‘Die Walküre’ as part of Los Angeles Opera’s ‘Ring’ cycle starting May 30.

Domingo has missed or would miss scheduled performances in Toyko, London and Berlin.

He has continued his administrative responsibilities as general director of Los Angeles Opera and a similar role with the Washington National Opera during his recuperation.

Domingo’s surgery was scheduled after he experienced physical discomfort and lower abdominal pain for more than a week in February.

-- Sherry Stern


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