Metropolitan Opera fetes Placido Domingo golden anniversary

NEW YORK (AP) — Placido Domingo has starred on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera for a whopping 50 years – and is still singing, amazingly, at age 78.

On Sunday, the Met is literally turning the tables, throwing a dinner-dance on the same stage for the Spaniard’s golden anniversary. Invited guests include soprano Renee Fleming, sculptor Jeff Koons and the company’s new music director, Yannick Nezet-Seguin (yah-NEEK’ NEH’-zet seh’-GEH’).

Domingo is currently appearing in his 52nd main role at the Met – as Germont (zher-MOH’) in Verdi’s “La Traviata.”

The lifelong tenor now sings as a baritone, appearing in top theaters worldwide.

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