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Domingo steps in again at Met

August 22, 2008|From the Associated Press

Forty seasons after making his unscheduled Metropolitan Opera debut as Maurizio in Cilea's "Adriana Lecouvreur," Placido Domingo is returning to the role.

Originally scheduled to conduct the revival, which opens Feb. 6, Domingo will take over the starring tenor role, the New York City company said.

He replaces Marcelo Alvarez, who took over from Salvatore Licitra as Manrico in the Met's new production of Verdi's "Il Trovatore," which opens Feb. 16. Domingo, who turns 67 in January, is scheduled to sing six performances.

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