Paul Plishka Announces Retirement

Photo by : Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera A scene from Act IV of "La Bohème."

Paul Plishka has announced he will retire.

The beloved Metropolitan Opera veteran told the New York Times that after this Saturday’s performance of “La Boheme,” he will call it quits.

Plishka, now 76, had announced back in 2012 that he would retire but that did not work out when his colleague John Del Carlo passed away.

After 50 years and what will be 1,672 performances at the Met, Plishka will be the ninth most prolific performer in the company’s history.

For years Plishka sang numerous leading roles at the Met including the title role of “Falstaff,” King Philip in “Don Carlo,” the title role of “Boris Godunov,” and Leporello in “Don Giovanni.” He was also very famous for performing the roles of Benoit and Alcindoro in “La Bohème.”


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FRANCISCO SALAZAR, (Publisher) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he has had the privilege of interviewing numerous opera stars including Anita Rachvelshvili and Ailyn Perez. He also worked as an entertainment reporter where he covered the New York and Tribeca Film Festivals and interviewed many celebrities such as Antonio Banderas, Edgar Ramirez and Benedict Cumberbatch. He currently freelances for Remezcla. He holds a Masters in Media Management from the New School and a Bachelor's in Film Production and Italian studies from Hofstra University.

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