Domingo has to quit in mid-NabuccoNews
An announcement was made before Friday’s performance at the Vienna State Opera that Placido Domingo was suffering from a sore throat and requested the audience’s understanding.
After the interval, State Opera Director Bogdan Roščić appeared in front of the curtain to announce that Domingo’s condition had deteriorated and he would be replaced by the Mongolian baritone Enkhbath Armatuvshin. Domingo shared the final curtain calls.
The performance had originally been billed as Domingo’s farewell to the Vienna State Opera, but that designation had been removed in recent days and plans were being discussed for further performances.
Domingo will turn 81 in January.