LA Opera’s Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo was admitted Monday, July 8, into a hospital in his native city of Madrid, where he is being successfully treated for a pulmonary embolism resulting from a deep vein thrombosis. Maestro Domingo is expected to make a full recovery.
Per his doctor's instructions, he will need to rest for 3 to 4 weeks. His exact return to his performing engagements remains subject to how fast he can heal and regain his characteristic strength. He has, however, had to cancel his performances in Daniel Catan's Il Postino scheduled to begin at the Teatro Real in Madrid on Wednesday, July 17, as well as a performance at Madrid’s Plaza Mayor on July 21.
All of us at LA Opera wish Maestro Domingo a full and speedy recovery. Our thoughts are with him and his family at this time.