Great news for Placidone Domingo, his family and friends, his fans and those of us who already shelled out the big buck$ for la Scala's obscenely-priced Boccanegra tickets. The singer
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.
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.