Get well very soon, Plácido Domingo!

It was reported yesterday that one of The Three Tenors, the great Plácido Domingo, is in hospital after suffering a blockage in an artery of the lungs (pulmonary embolism).

The great Spanish opera singer, well-known for his heavy work schedule as a singer, conductor, and opera manager has cancelled upcoming performances.

He is expected to recover fully, but at the age of 72, it’s easy to recommend Maestro Domingo to slow down, at least somewhat!

The video of today is Domingo and Pavarotti singing together “O Mimì, Tu Più Non Torni” from the Puccini opera La Bohème. This rare duet is from a gala at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 1991. The entire gala was in its time broadcasted on TV and is available on Deutsche Grammophon DVD.

Pay attention to the very funny introduction made by the Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter.

All the best to the great Plácido Domingo! Get well soon, Maestro Domingo!

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This post was originally published 10-07-2013. Last revision 10-07-2013.