Official update on Placido Domingo's condition after surgery

Confirming the upbeat assessment I heard from a few folks last week, here's the statement released by Placido Domingo's publicist:

Placido Domingo (69) was discharged Sunday, March 7 from Mount Sinai hospital in New York City after undergoing laparoscopic surgery to successfully remove a localized malignant polyp in his colon, it was announced by his representative Nancy Seltzer.

Mr. Domingo is expected to make a full recovery.

Per his doctors orders Mr. Domingo will rest for 6 weeks. His exact return to his performing engagements remains subject to how fast he can heal and regain his characteristic strength. It is however anticipated that his first singing performance will be in "Simon Boccanegra" at La Scala on April 16, 2010.

He continues his administrative responsibilities as General Director of Los Angeles and Washington National Operas during his recuperation.

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