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Rudolf Bing and Placido Domingo
EDITOR'S NOTES

Welcome to our November newsletter.

This season marks Plácido Domingo's 50th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera.

He made his debut there on 28 September 1968 as Maurizio opposite Renata Tebaldi in Adriana Lecouvreur, and has gone on to sing at the Met every season since. He is currently starring there in Gianni Schicchi. Read an interview with Domingo marking his 50th anniversary in our Featured Article section below.

Michael Sinclair
Editor

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Rudolf Bing and Plácido Domingo
Plácido Domingo as Gianni Schicchi at the Metropolitan Opera (Ph: Ken Howard/Met Opera)

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HIGHLIGHTS DURING DECEMBER 2018
4 Dec Diana Damrau, Juan Diego Flórez and Quinn Kelsey star in a new production of La Traviata at the Metropolitan Opera. 9 Dec Bryn Terfel takes the title role in Andreas Homoki's new production of Sweeney Todd for the Opernhaus Zürich.
7 Dec La Scala opens its 2018/19 season with a new production of Attila directed by Davide Livermore and conducted by Riccardo Chailly. 11 Dec A new production of Humperdinck's opera Hansel und Gretel is the perfect treat for Christmas at The Royal Opera.
8 Dec The Vienna State Opera give the premiere of Johannes Maria Staud's opera Die Weiden, conducted by Ingo Metzmacher. 29 Dec Andrea De Rosa directs a new production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor at the Mariinsky Theatre.
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FEATURED ARTICLE
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50 years at the Met
This season, the legendary Plácido Domingo celebrates his 50th anniversary at the Metropolitan Opera—a half century during which he hasn’t missed a single season.
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