Placido Domingo to Undergo Gallbladder Surgery, Cancels Concerts


Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo sings during a concert in the Ziggodome in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 13, 2013.

Fans hoping to hear Placido Domingo conduct "Tosca" at the Metropolitan Opera will have to wait a little longer: The maestro is suffering from gallbladder pain and will have to go under the knife, missing the first five shows.

The opera said Wednesday that Domingo was admitted to the hospital with inflammation and will undergo gallbladder removal next week. Domingo will have a brief hospital stay.

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The opera said Domingo is expected to make a full recovery in time to conduct the performance on Nov. 6, 14, 18 and 21.

Marco Armiliato will lead Friday evening's opening performance of "Tosca," and Paolo Carignani will conduct the performances on Oct. 21, Oct. 24 and Oct. 29 and Nov. 2.