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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

Read more about Placido Domingo at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Opera star Placido Domingo, David Bryan of Bon Jovi test positive for coronavirus
USA Today Music, 2020-03-22 19:01:16
Opera star Placido Domingo and David Bryan, keyboardist for Bon Jovi, are the latest celebrities to announce they've tested positive for coronavirus.        

LA Opera investigation finds Placido Domingo engaged in 'inappropriate conduct' with women
USA Today TV, 2020-03-11 02:44:49
An LA Opera report concluded star tenor Placido Domingo engaged in "inappropriate conduct" with multiple women. It echoes a separate investigation.       

Placido Domingo sexual harassment allegations are credible, L.A. Opera says
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-03-10 21:01:15
Los Angeles Opera says its investigation has surfaced 10 allegations of improper conduct by former leader Placido Domingo.

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