Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times
Plácido Domingo did not have such a hot start to 2010. In March, he underwent surgery for colon cancer, but he was back in the saddle for the L.A. "Ring" cycle in the spring. In September, he sang the title baritone role of "Rigoletto," created the heart-warming tenor role of Pablo Neruda in the world premiere of Daniel Catán's "Il Postino and conducted "Marriage of Figaro" all career firsts.
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