Pavarotti Withdraws from June Performances for Medical Reasons
Friday, April 15, 2005
ROME (AP) ó Luciano Pavarotti has canceled one performance and rescheduled three others on his farewell world tour because of a medical procedure planned for June, his manager said Friday [April 15].
The procedure is a follow-up to a March 9 operation when Pavarotti underwent successful neck surgery to repair two vertebrae.
"It's nothing serious," manager Terri Robson said, adding that doctors said the tenor recovered very quickly from his first operation.
Pavarotti is calling off a June 22 performance in Toledo, Spain, which could not be rescheduled because no alternative date was available, she said. Two dates in Britain and one in NÓmes, France, are being rescheduled, she said.
The performances were part of the 69-year-old tenor's "Farewell Tour," which includes 40 performances in venues across the world.
Upcoming concerts include one in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on Saturday [April 16], and another in Prague, Czech Republic, on Wednesday [April 20].
Pavarotti is due to perform a concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on September 24, and a final gala concert in New York next year.
Pavarotti retired from staged opera in March 2004. He has said he will retire from singing following the farewell tour.
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