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Since the beginning of Plácido Domingo‘s career, which now spans 52 years, Guiseppe Verdi has been one of the most important composers for him. Following countless performances as a tenor, Domingo has now recorded an album of Verdi's baritone arias. The new recording entitled Verdiincludes arias from Macbeth, Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Traviata, Simon Boccanegra, Ernani, Il Trovatore, Don Carlo and La Forza del Destino. The world celebrates Verdi's 200th birthday this year and Domingo's pays homage to the composer with this new recording. "Verdi is a wellspring of great music, and every lyric singer is grateful to him," says Domingo. "For me 2013 must be a special celebration and an act of thanksgiving and love toward Giuseppe Verdi."
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Placido Domingo powers into record books with a 60 year career / Yahoo
When Peter Gelb took over New York's legendary Metropolitan Opera in 2006, one of his jobs was to organise a farewell for Placido Domingo. But 13 years later the indefatigable Spanish tenor is still "the king of opera", headlining France's oldest musical festival at Orange at the weekend. "Since it was unimaginable that he could possibly be singing for much longer after an unmatched Met career th...
Placido Domingo supporting Hungarian virtuosos / Budapest Business Journal
World famous tenor Plácido Domingo and Hungarian Minister of Human Capacities Miklós Kásler participated at a press conference marking the commitment to the continued discovery and nurturing of young classical musical talent, both inside and outside Hungary. Domingo has been involved in mentoring several prodigies discovered by the Virtuosos (Virtuosok) TV talent program, and support...
Placido Domingo to perform in Korea / The Korea Times
Placido Domingo, the world's top tenor, will perform in Jamsil Gymnasium on Oct. 26. His last performance in Korea was two years ago in Seoul, also in October. In 1990, Domingo impressed Korean fans with as one of the "Three Tenors" in concert. Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Domingo sang at the opening ceremony of the World Cup in Italy. Their performance sold 12 million albums. ...
Who is Placido Domingo? / CLASSIC fM
The internationally renowned tenor is performing at the Red Square Gala Concert in Moscow on Wednesday in the run-up to the World Cup. Here's everything you need to know about Plácido Domingo. A Spanish conductor and one of the most popular operatic tenors of his time, Domingo was born on 21 January 1941 in Madrid, Spain, Domingo moved to Mexico with his family when he was eight. He studied p...
Placido Domingo's Operalia, comes to Portugal for the first time / BroadwayWorld
OPERALIA, the international Opera competition founded by Plácido Domingo in 1993, will be presented in Portugal for the very first time this summer. The competition will take place at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, which is located in the historical center of Lisbon's Chiado District since its inauguration in 1793. A theatre of extraordinary architectural value and beauty, Sã...
Placido Domingo - My Christmas / WFMT: Best Christmas Recordings of 2015
A heart-warming world of Christmas magic comes alive on Placido Domingo's new holiday album, My Christmas (Sony Classical). Available October 30, the album is filled with seasonal favorites, plus duets with a variety of special guests including Idina Menzel, Jackie Evancho, Placido Domingo Jr., The Piano Guys and others. Placido Domingo: My Christmas / WFMT: Chicago - Best Christmas Recordin...
Placido Domingo teaming up with Woody Allen for L.A. Opera's new season / Los Angeles Times
Placido Domingo will star in a return to the Los Angeles Opera in Woody Allen's first opera production, Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi," Allen first staged "Gianni Schicchi" with the Opera in 2008, adapting Puccini's work based on a side character in Dante's "Inferno" and transplanting the story to a more modern era with allusions to Italian cinema and a fast-paced comic style reminiscen...
Placido Domingo - Encanto del Mar / The Buffalo News: Gusto review
Inside every singer with a big voice there seems to be a little voice, demanding a pop project. Placido Domingo, one of the great voices of our time, is accompanied on this disc, Encanto del Mar, by a small cafe ensemble: guitar, cello, bass, harp, percussion, occasional saxophone and bandoneon. One of the songs is "Aranjuez," based on the beautiful concerto by Rodrigo, and Domingo also sings "En Mediter...
Placido Domingo will sing World Cup final for sixth time
Placido Domingo is scheduled to sing ahead of a World Cup final for the sixth time, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press Wednesday. The 73-year-old plans to announce Wednesday he will perform at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on July 11, and the concert, on the eve of the final at Maracana Stadium, also is scheduled to feature pianist Lang Lang, soprano Ana Maria Martinez, condu...
Placido Domingo to sing ahead of World Cup final in Rio
Plácido Domingo, a longtime soccer fan, will perform a concert in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the World Cup finals. The Spanish tenor is scheduled to perform on July 11 in a concert that will also include pianist Lang Lang and soprano Ana Maria Martinez. The performance, which will be held at the HSBC Arena in Rio, will also feature the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira, conducted by Eugene Koh...
Placido Domingo will perform in this week's 70th anniversary benefit concert for the New York City Opera
It was an absolute heartbreak when the New York City Opera closed its doors to the public after 70 years of service. There was no rich benefactor to save it, so in light of this unfortunate reality, Plácido Domingo, who made his New York debut with NYCO--has agreed to sing at the 70th anniversary benefit concert to honor the company's founding. Mr. Domingo joins other veterans of the troupe, i...
Placido Domingo residency@Staatsoper Berlin im Schillertheater starts TODAY!!
"IL Trovatore is an emotional storm" - Philipp Stolzl staged Verdi. He has taught at the Munich Chamber Play Set, became famous with videos for Rammstein and Madonna and went up as a film director for "North Face" and "Goethe" in the Hollywood league! As an opera director Philipp Stölzl dares his successful play "Orpheus in the underworld" remains in the repertoire of the Opera, now on his...
Placido Domingo performs@Auditorio de Teques of Tequesquitengo / Morelos, Mexico TONIGHT!!
Placido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist, recognized not only as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera but also as a respected conductor. And as General Director of Los Angeles Opera and Washington National Opera, he is a major force as an opera administrator. He turned seventy in January 2011, but his gifts and energy remain undiminished. Maes...
KUSC's 'LA Opera on Air' will broadcast 'Carmen' TONIGHT!! with Placido Domingo conducting
Plácido Domingo announced that the LA Opera's season-opening production of Carmen tonight, September 21, 2013, will be broadcast live on a special presentation of "LA Opera on Air" on Classical KUSC 91.5fm. Live from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mr. Domingo, the Opera's general director will conduct, and the performance will feature Irish mezzo-soprano Patricia Ba...
Legendary tenor Placido Domingo returns to the Greek Theatre TONIGHT!!
PLACIDO DOMINGO WILL PLAY AT THE GREEK THEATRE TONIGHT!!
The performance will start at 8pm at UC Berkeley in Berkeley, CA. Legendary tenor Placido Domingo returns to the Bay Area! Accompanied by the Berkeley Symphony, the world-renowned star lends his magnificent voice to a program of operatic favorites from Verdi and Wagner, American classics from Rogers, Loewe, and Bernstein...
Placido Domingo performs from his new Verdi album with the Berkeley Symphony@The Greek Theatre
Legendary tenor Plácido Domingo returns to the Bay Area TONIGHT!! Saturday September 7. Accompanied by the Berkeley Symphony, the world-renowned star lends his magnificent voice to a program of operatic favorites from Verdi and Wagner, American classics from Rogers, Loewe, and Bernstein, and Spanish popular song.Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this master musician under ...
Classicalite review: Placido Domingo's new 'Verdi' album on Sony Classical
It was only a matter of time, but listening to this first baritone album from Plácido Domingo, the timing seems right. The septuagenarian singer (for some people, truly, age is a state of mind, and sometimes of voice) has been building up his baritone roles for a few years now, starting with Verdi's Simon Boccanegra, progressing through the same composer's Rigoletto, Nabucco and onwards. A...
Placido Domingo Pairs with Pop Artists
Arguably best known for his work with The Three Tenors, Placido Domingo has struck out on his own once more to release his first pop album in over 20 Years, "Songs." Having sung over 123 different roles, more than any other Tenor, it is no surprise that Domingo slides easily into these new songs ranging from "Besame mucho" a 1940s Mexican classic, to "From This Moment On" originally sung by Shania Twain....