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Placido Domingo

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Biography

Placido Domingo performs c. 2007

Source: telegraph.co.uk

José Plácido Domingo Embil (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse ˈplaθiðo ðoˈmiŋɡo emˈbil], KBE; born 21 January 1941), known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator. He has recorded over a hundred complete operas and is well known for his versatility, regularly performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English and Russian in the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Although primarily a lirico-spinto tenor for most of his career, especially popular for his Cavaradossi, Hoffmann, Don José, and Canio, he quickly moved into more dramatic roles, becoming the most acclaimed Otello of his generation. In the early 2010s, he transitioned from the tenor repertory into almost exclusively baritone parts, most notably Simon Boccanegra. He has performed 146 different roles.

Fact file

  • Born: January 21, 1941 (age 74) Madrid, Spain
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Citizenship: Spain
  • Occupation: Tenor, conductor
  • Years active: 1957–present
  • Spouse(s): Ana María Guerra Cué (1957—1958) Marta Domingo (1962–present)
  • Children: 3

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In the news

For Opera Legend Placido Domingo, the Show Goes on in Europe
Billboard, 2019-10-12 15:26:28
Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of...

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Variety, 2019-10-08 15:05:21
The duties of former Los Angeles Opera general director Placido Domingo will be absorbed by company’s president and CEO, the company’s board of directors announced Monday. Domingo last week resigned as general director, a job he held since 2003, saying his ability to continue at the opera was compromised by ...

L.A. Opera Eliminates Placido Domingo's Old Job Title
Billboard, 2019-10-08 12:02:30
The Los Angeles Opera has announced that the company’s president and CEO, Christopher Koelsch, will take over the duties of Placido Domingo,...

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