Domingo's Opera Comeback Marred By Boos

PLACIDO DOMINGO has brushed off criticism of his opera stage comeback after his performance in Milan, Italy on Friday night (16Apr10) was booed by some members of the audience.
The tenor's first performance since undergoing surgery for cancer in March (10) came in a production of La Scala - and while the majority of the crowd applauded Domingo for the three-hour show, his opera return was marred by a few fan heckles.
But the 69 year old is refusing to let the negative reactions spoil his comeback and insists he is not offended by the incident.
He tells Reuters, "La Scala is always La Scala. There were one or two people... They are entitled to their opinion.
"I think for most people it was a really lovely evening."


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dam! opera fans ate BRUTAL!!!!
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Mr. Domingo has had a brilliant and long career. He is a tenor, pure and simple.Simone Bocccanegra is a baritone role, pure and simple. He does not have the timbre of the baritone voice to sing this role. He cannot re-write Verdi's great masterpiece just because he no longer has the top notes of a tenor and so decides to sing baritone roles. A tenor without top notes is just that, and does not automatically become a baritone.I think he deserves the boos, but like so many faded stars they go on too lomng after it is over.
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I would not have booed him, no matter how badly he might have sung, and I'm sure he didn't sing badly at all. Just because his voice isn't the perfect instrument it once was does not give anyone the right to boo him. He's a living legend, after all. Just the fact that he can still sing opera at his age merits praise and applause.
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