Domingo to sing title role in 'Nabucco' in London

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FILE  - In a June 14, 2011 file photo, Spanish-born tenor Placido Domingo smiles as he answers reporters during the presentation of the "Il Postino" opera in Paris. Domingo will sing the title character in Verdi's "Nabucco" for the first time at The Royal Opera starting April 15, 2013. The new production, announced by the company on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, will be the fourth new role for Domingo in little more than a year. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
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FILE - In a June 14, 2011 file photo, Spanish-born tenor Placido Domingo smiles as he answers reporters during the presentation of the "Il Postino" opera in Paris. Domingo will sing the title character in Verdi's "Nabucco" for the first time at The Royal Opera starting April 15, 2013. The new production, announced by the company on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, will be the fourth new role for Domingo in little more than a year. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)

LONDON (AP) — Placido Domingo will sing the title character in Verdi's "Nabucco" for the first time at The Royal Opera next year.

The new production, announced Wednesday, will be the fourth new role for Domingo in little more than a year, all baritone parts.

The 71-year-old, famous for his decades as a tenor, also is slated to make role debuts in Massenet's "Thais" in March in Spain, Verdi's "I Due Foscari" at Los Angeles in September, and Verdi's "La Traviata" at New York's Metropolitan Opera next March. He will appear in "Nabucco" in April, 2013.

The Royal Opera also will present the British premiere of George Benjamin's "Written on Skin," and new productions of Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable," Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," Rossini's "La Donna del Lago" and Britten's "Gloriana."

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