Associated Press

NEW YORK ó Pl·cido Domingo would like to make a career detour before he retires: to baritone. The 64-year-old tenor hopes to sing the title role in Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, he said Saturday [April 23]. Domingo made the announcement during an intermission round-table following the second act of Wagner's Die Walk¸re at the Metropolitan Opera. Having just finished singing the role of Siegmund, Domingo appeared in full costume with a towel around his neck for the session, which was broadcast live.
Spokesman Edgar Vincent said Monday that no performance of Boccanegra has yet been scheduled. Domingo's repertoire, which already has 120 roles, will expand with his first performance of Alfano's Cyrano de Bergerac next month at the Met.
Soprano Deborah Voigt, also asked what new role she would like to take on, responded with Minnie from Puccini's La fanciulla del West.

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