Spanish tenor Placido Domingo returned to New York's Metropolitan Opera in a revival of the baroque pastiche "The Enchanted Island," garnering applause once again for his interpretation - with trident in hand - of Neptune, the god of water and the sea.
Domingo, who starred in the opera's premiere on New Year's Eve in 2011, is joined for the revival by Susan Graham.
On Wednesday night, as in the hit debut, Domingo played an energetic Neptune, clearly demonstrating that he had overcome the health problems he suffered last July and even adding a new aria to the production: Handel's "Empio, per farti guerra."
Combined in this pastiche were elements of two Shakespeare plays, "The Tempest" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream," with music by Handel, Vivaldi, Rameau and other composers.
Domingo, 72, spent a week in the hospital last July after suffering a pulmonary embolism.
He made his return to the stage in August at Austria's Salzburg Festival, performing the part of Giacomo in Verdi's "Giovanna d'Arco," together with Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. EFE