The Bolshoi Theatre, unrolling its new season, has cast Placido Domingo as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata next April. It will be the singer’s debut in a fully staged Bolshoi production.
On the debit side, Domingo’s name has disappeared from its original inclusion in a European Culture Prize gala night at the Vienna Opera, honouring the likes of Sophia Loren, Vivienne Westwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gordon Getty.
Maybe he’s too busy.
UPDATE: Official statement: ‘Plácido Domingo and the European Cultural Forum have jointly decided to postpone the award to October 3, 2020 in Bonn,’ said the organisers.