Opera star Placido Domingo to undergo surgery

Spain's tenor Placido Domingo performs during a sound check prior to a free concert in Mexico City, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. Domingo, who formed part of the Three Tenors with the late Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras, performed in more than 120 different opera roles. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
February 23, 2010 8:27:23 AM PST
Placido Domingo is expected to undergo surgery later this week after the internationally acclaimed tenor suffered abdominal pain during a recent performance in Tokyo.

Publicist Nancy Seltzer said Monday that Domingo will undergo the surgery at a New York hospital. She would only describe the procedure as "medically recommended preventive surgery."

Seltzer says Domingo expects to resume his performance schedule after a recuperation period of about six weeks. He was on a world tour when he was stricken.

Domingo, 69, is general director of both the Los Angeles Opera and the Washington National Opera, as well as one of the world's greatest opera singers.


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