With Placido Domingo ill, Luca Salsi sings Met doubleheader

April 5, 2015 7:42 PM

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Luca Salsi was at the corner of Broadway and 72nd Street, taking a walk with his wife, when he got a call from Alvaro Domingo, son of the famous singer.

Salsi had 30 minutes to make the nine-block trip to the Metropolitan Opera, get in costume and replace Placido Domingo as Don Carlo in Saturday's performance of Verdi's "Ernani," which was broadcast on radio around the world.

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