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The Easter Bunny that visited Children’s Hospital here on Sunday was tall, dark and handsome and had a glorious tenor voice. With Easter baskets and chocolate rabbits in tow, opera star Placido Domingo spent time with about 20 young patients, ages 3-16, who are suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses. Domingo is co-founder and international chairman of Children’s Bright Horizons, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for sick and needy children. Last week, he had arranged for several hundred seriously ill children to attend “Otello” (which he is performing here), but when some were too sick to attend, he decided to pay them an Easter visit. “A lot of kids didn’t recognize him, but I think they were really excited about having somebody visit them on Easter,” hospital spokeswoman Michelle Barker said. The presence of television cameras also told them that something special was going on.


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