Placido Domingo Stepping Down From Washington Nat’l Opera

The great jack-of-all-operatic-trades “will not renew his contract as general director of the Washington National Opera when it expires in June, 2011. His departure is not entirely a surprise – Domingo has long been thought to be chronically overextended. But it also means that the company is left without a marquee leader, its most recognizable brand.”

Source: Washington Post 09/27/10