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Domingo sidelined by tracheitis

January 27, 2006|From Associated Press

NEW YORK — Placido Domingo canceled his Thursday night performance in the opener of the Metropolitan Opera's revival of Alfano's "Cyrano de Bergerac" because of tracheitis.

Domingo has been bothered by the windpipe inflammation since it caused him to cancel appearances in Wagner's "Parsifal" at the Los Angeles Opera on Dec. 14 and 17. The Met said he would be replaced Thursday by Antonio Barasorda, who was to sing opposite Sondra Radvanovsky's Roxane.

The 65-year-old tenor still hopes to sing at the performances Tuesday and Feb. 4 and at the three performances in March. The production, with Domingo and Radvanovsky, is to travel to London's Royal Opera for six performances from May 8 to 27.

Domingo plans to conduct "Rigoletto" at the Met on Saturday.

Earlier this week, he was announced as the headliner at a March 4 concert in New Orleans to raise funds for the city's arts community.

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