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Placido Domingo to undergo surgery

Placido Domingo
Domingo has been suffering from abdominal pain

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo is to undergo "preventive surgery" and will be unable to perform for the next six weeks, his spokesman has said.

Domingo, 69, sought medical assistance after suffering from abdominal pain during a performance in Tokyo recently.

He has pulled out of a London production of Handel's Tamerlano, which was scheduled to take place in March.

Nancy Seltzer said after the operation doctors will have a "better idea" when Domingo can return to his schedule.

Ms Seltzer would only describe the procedure as "medically recommended preventive surgery."

In a statement, London's Royal Opera House said: "After being in physical discomfort and lower abdominal pain for over a week during his performances in Tokyo, Placido Domingo decided to return to New York for a complete physical check-up."

US tenor Kurt Streit is replacing Domingo.

Ticket-holders are being offered back 20% of their face value in the form of a credit note "in recognition of the withdrawal of such an exceptional artist in a rarely performed opera".



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