Plácidone puts on the prosthetics again for Théâtre du Châtelet's forthcoming production of Franco Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac. He's singing the title role with soprano Nathalie Manfrino as Roxane and Saimir Pirgu as Xtian. Patrick Fournillier conducts with Mise en scène by Petrika Ionesco.
Opera Chic caught The Dominger's excellent February 2008 Scala Cyrano (also with Fournillier, 'tho in the Zambello production...and with top-form Sondra Radvanovsky as Roxane), and was touched by his compassionate and dedicated performance so much that she couldn't get her Dior mascara stains off of her vintage Hermes handkerchief. We're certain he won't disappoint in Paris.