VIENNA (Kyodo) Conductor Seiji Ozawa has canceled all his performance committments for 2006 due to health reasons, the Vienna State Opera said Wednesday.

“Due to his doctors’ advice, Music Director Seiji Ozawa has to undergo a longer period of rest for his recovery. Therefore, Seiji Ozawa had to cancel all his commitments until the end of the year,” the opera company said in a statement.

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