Saturday, 26 June 2010

Placido Domingo's busy days.



The great Maestro Placido Domingo gave his quasi debut today at the dress rehearsal of Simon Boccanegra at the ROH in London. Surely one of the best guarded men in Opera, he was rushed out of the stage entrance and off to the airport just in time for tonights prestigious Gala concert at the 'Wiener Staatsoper', a farewell fanfare with one hell of a lineup in celebration of Ioan Holender's time as Principle Director of the Opera House from 1991 to 2010. Leaving the ROH with Placido were Anna Netrebko, Simon Keenlyside and Antonio Pappano.
And this is about as Papparazzi as I get. I thought I'd capture the excitement of the moment.