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Music

May 14, 1987| Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press

Bernard Haitink, music director-designate of London's Royal Opera House, announced Wednesday the company's plans to relay simultaneously two performances next month by Spanish-born tenor Placido Domingo onto a big screen for a non-paying audience outside its Convent Garden theater. Haitink said he hoped the two performances of Puccini's "La Boheme" would bring opera to many people, especially the young, for the first time. Domingo, who will star with Hungarian soprano Ilona Tokody, added: "My eventual goal as a singer is to perform for as many people as possible and to make opera available to those who might not otherwise be able to attend." Domingo proved his point as well on Wednesday, giving a free concert in front of the city hall of Vienna. Seat prices at the Staatsoper to hear Domingo sing the title role in a new production of Verdi's "Otello" last weekend ranged up to $143.

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