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Placido Domingo

 
Bio:
Pl√°cido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist. Recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, he is also a conductor and a major force as an opera administrator. His repertoire now encompasses more than150 roles, with over 4000 career ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Pl√°cido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist. Recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, he is also a conductor and a major force as an opera administrator. His repertoire now encompasses more than150 roles, with over 4000 career ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Regional (US)]
Concert Reading, 1988
Performer
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1986
Performer

Photos

Ana Maria Martinez and Placido Domingo Photo

Ana Maria Martinez and Placido Domingo

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Date:
10/22/2018
Placido Domingo, Ana Maria Martinez, Arturo Chacon-Cruz, and Jordi Bernacer Photo

Placido Domingo, Ana Maria Martinez, Arturo Chacon-Cruz, and Jordi Bernacer

From: 
Date:
10/22/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Regional (US)]
Concert Reading, 1988
Performer

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1986
Performer

Placido Domingo Biography

Pl√°cido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist. Recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, he is also a conductor and a major force as an opera administrator. His repertoire now encompasses more than150 roles, with over 4000 career performances.

His more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets, and crossover discs have earned him 12 Grammy Awards, including three Latin Grammys, and he has made more than 50 music videos and won two Emmy Awards. In addition to starring in three feature opera films--Carmen, La Traviata and Otello--he voiced the roles of Monte in Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Skeleton Jorge in the animated film The Book of Life, and also appeared as himself on Sesame Street and The Simpsons. His telecast of Tosca from the authentic settings in Rome was seen by more than one billion people in 117 countries. He subsequently took the title role in a 2010 live telecast of Rigoletto from Mantua, Italy, the city in which the opera's story takes place. In 1990, he and his colleagues José Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti formed the Three Tenors, performing with enormous success all over the world and attracting millions of new fans to opera.

He has conducted more than 500 opera performances and symphonic concerts with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montr√©al, National Symphony (Washington), London Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic. In 2018, he made his conducting debut at the Bayreuth Festival, leading performances of Die Walk√ľre.

Domingo is the former General Director of Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, to both of which he gave a fundamental impulse to bring them into the "major league" of American opera ensembles. In 1993, he founded the international voice competition Operalia, and he later co-created Young Artist programs in Washington, Los Angeles, and Valencia (Spain). He has received honorary doctorates from Oxford University and New York University for his lifelong commitment and contribution to music and the arts. He made his first stage appearances in a leading baritone role in 2009, performing the title role of Simon Boccanegra in Berlin. Since then, he has added several more Verdi baritone roles to his repertoire, with appearances in Don Carlo, Rigoletto, I Due Foscari, La Traviata, Nabucco, Giovanna d'Arco, Il Trovatore, Macbeth, Ernani and Luisa Miller. He has also won acclaim in the baritone roles of Athana√ęl in Massenet's Tha√Įs, the title role in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, and Zurga in Les P√™cheurs de Perles (his 150th role, which he performed at the 2018 Salzburg Festival).

In addition to concerts in Tokyo, Lucerne, √öbeda (Spain), Cologne, and the Arena di Verona (gala), his 2020 singing engagements include Giorgio Germont in La Traviata at the Berlin Staatsoper, Madrid's Teatro Real, Florence's Maggio Musicale, and La Scala; the title role in Nabucco at the Vienna Staatsoper and Munich Staatsoper; the title role in Simon Boccanegra at the Hamburg Staatsoper; Vidal Hernando in the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda at Madrid's Teatro de la Zarzuela; Rodrigo in Don Carlo at London's Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; and Monforte in concert performances of I Vespri Siciliani at the Salzburg Festival.

His conducting engagements for the same period include the Verdi Requiem in Moscow, Luisa Fernanda in Madrid, La Traviata and a gala concert of youth ensembles in Vienna, and Aida at the Arena di Verona.

In short, in his eightieth year, and his sixty-first year as a professional opera singer, the amazing Pl√°cido Domingo shows no signs of slowing down.

Placido Domingo Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Achievement in Opera
Placido Domingo

Placido Domingo News

Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Conv Photo Ann Kittredge to Perform at The Laurie Beechman Theatre and The New York Cabaret Convention in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

Ann Kittredge will return to¬†The Laurie Beechman Theatre¬†(407 West 42nd Street ‚Äď between 9th & 10th Avenues) on¬†Sunday, October 23rd at 7pm¬†with her Musical Director¬†Christopher Denny¬†(piano),¬†Sean Harkness¬†(guitar),¬†Mary Ann McSweeney¬†(bass),¬†Rex Benincasa(drums) and special guests¬†Robbie Kondor¬†and¬†Steve Ross.

Ballet Hisp√°nico School Of Dance Fall Adult Class Series Registration Now Open Photo Ballet Hisp√°nico School Of Dance Fall Adult Class Series Registration Now Open
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

Registration is now open for Ballet Hisp√°nico School of Dance's Fall adult classes in Salsa, Ballet Fitness, Hip Hop, and Flamenco. Classes are open to dancers of all levels and begin the week of October 3, 2022 at their studios in NYC.

World Premiere Of EL √öLTIMO SUE√ĎO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens San Diego Opera's Season I Photo World Premiere Of EL √öLTIMO SUE√ĎO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens San Diego Opera's Season In October
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022

San Diego Opera will¬†present the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's El √ļltimo sue√Īo de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.

Hoff-Barthelson Music School Celebrates Great American Music At The Dine The 'Dale Te Photo Hoff-Barthelson Music School Celebrates Great American Music At The Dine The 'Dale Tent
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2022

The music of Bernstein, Ellington, Foster, Sousa and more will be performed by members of Hoff-Barthelson Music School's faculty and adult jazz students during the School's Celebration of Great American Music ‚Äď two free outdoor concerts at the Dine the 'Dale Tent in downtown Scarsdale.

Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present Habibi Festival in August Photo Bryant Park Picnic Performances to Present Habibi Festival in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2022

Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America will continue on August 26 with a summer pop-up edition of Habibi Festival, a new NYC celebration of contemporary and traditional musics of the SWANA (South West Asian and North African) region at Bryant Park.

Sphinx Organization Announces 2023 Sphinx Medals Of Excellence Honorees Photo Sphinx Organization Announces 2023 Sphinx Medals Of Excellence Honorees
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022

The Sphinx Organization has announced the 2023 Medal of Excellence honorees: cellist Thomas Mesa, soprano Aundi Marie Moore, and composer Joel Thompson.

Award-Winning Chef And Vocalist Alexander Smalls' New Record LET US BREAK BREAD TOGET Photo Award-Winning Chef And Vocalist Alexander Smalls' New Record LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER Is Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022

The internationally lauded culinary artist and singer Alexander Smalls issues Let Us Break Bread Together on Smalls House Productions, his new collaborative imprint with Outside in Music.

Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub Photo Juneteenth Celebrations, Pride Week Shows & More Upcoming at Joe's Pub
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Upcoming performances have been announced at Joe’s Pub, from Tuesday, June 14 Through Monday, June 27.

Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today Photo Ann Kittredge's Debut Album 'reIMAGINE' Available on All Digital Platforms Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

It's today! Award-winning vocalist Ann Kittredge's debut recording reIMAGINE, a specially curated collection of songs uniquely re-imagined and produced by award-winning songwriter and record producer Paul Rolnick, is available on all digital platforms as of today, May 16, 2022.

Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Photo Tickets on Sale for Christiane Noll & Nathan R. Matthews Led Riverside Opera Ensemble Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

Tickets are still available for the concert presented by The Riverside Opera Ensemble at Merkin Hall featuring Tony nominee Christiane Noll (Ragtime) and Nathan R. Matthews who is producing as well as performing in the show. 

Placido Domingo Videos

VIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert VideoVIDEO: NY City Opera To Present Soprano Aprile Millo In Concert
by Alan Henry - Dec 21, 2018

New York City Opera (under the direction of Michael Capasso, General Director) will present, in a rare New York appearance, beloved soprano Aprile Millo in concert Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30pm at Zankel Hall (881 Seventh Avenue, at 56th Street). 

Violinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Be VideoViolinist Philippe Quint Releases Chaplin's Smile On Warner Classics, Feat. Joshua Bell
by Julie Musbach - Dec 14, 2018

On Friday, January 11, 2019, multiple Grammy Award-nominated violinist Philippe Quint makes his debut on Warner Classics with the release of his latest album Chaplin's Smile, a collection of Charlie Chaplin songs newly arranged for violin and piano. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of Chaplin's birth in 2019, Chaplin's Smile features Philippe Quint joined on two tracks by Quint's friend and frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell. Over more than three years, Quint, in collaboration with arrangers Charles Coleman and Leon Gurvitch went through dozens of songs and soundtracks written by Chaplin to select the songs best suited for violin and piano.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At LA TRAVIATA at The Met VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At LA TRAVIATA at The Met
by Alan Henry - Dec 4, 2018

Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts Michael Mayer's richly textured new production, featuring a dazzling 19th-century setting that changes with the seasons. Soprano Diana Damrau plays the tragic heroine, Violetta, and tenor Juan Diego Florez returns to the Met for the first time since 2015 to sing the role of Alfredo, Violetta's hapless lover. Baritone Quinn Kelsey is Alfredo's father, Germont, who destroys their love. Later performances feature Anita Hartig, Stephen Costello, Artur Ruci?ski, and Placido Domingo.

VIDEO: Watch Clip of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: LUISA MILLER on PBS VideoVIDEO: Watch Clip of GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET: LUISA MILLER on PBS
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2018

Season 12 of Great Performances at the Met continues Sunday, August 12 at 12 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) with Verdi's classic Luisa Miller, starring Sonya Yoncheva in the title role and Piotr Becza?a as Rodolfo, with Placido Domingo as Luisa's father, Miller.

VIDEO: Sonya Yoncheva on LUISA MILLER at The Met Opera VideoVIDEO: Sonya Yoncheva on LUISA MILLER at The Met Opera
by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Lusia Miller at The Metropolitan Opera! Placido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career in this rarely performed Verdi gem, a heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love. Sonya Yoncheva sings the title role opposite Piotr Becza?a in the first Met performances of the opera in more than ten years. Bertrand de Billy conducts.

VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Chats UNMASKED and Names His Favorite Show Tune of All Tim VideoVIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Chats UNMASKED and Names His Favorite Show Tune of All Time
by Stage Tube - Nov 18, 2017

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber stopped by Elvis Duran of iHeart Radio to chat about his upcoming memoire UMASKED. Watch below as he dishes on the details, discusses his long and prolific career, and chooses what he believes is the greatest show tune ever written (hint: it's not one of his).

VIDEO: 2CELLOS Cover Justin Bieber's 'Despacito' VideoVIDEO: 2CELLOS Cover Justin Bieber's 'Despacito'
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2017

CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, released a new cover video for 'Despacito', this summer's hottest single remixed by Justin Beiber, Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi. The video was filmed on July 8th in Zagreb, Croatia at a local bar just around the corner from the studio. The audio track is also available now via all download / streaming services.

Audio Exclusive: First Listen to Il Volo's Rendition of 'Maria' from WEST SIDE STORY on Their 'NOTTE MAGICA' Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Following the success of their July 1, 2016, concert in the magical setting of Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, Il Volo is getting ready for next week's release of their new album Notte Magica - A Tribute to The Three Tenors with special guest, the legendary Placido Domingo. Available September 30, the new album will give fans around the world the chance to re-live and experience this once-in-a-lifetime event. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first listen to their rendition of 'Maria' from WEST SIDE STORY below!

BWW Dance TV Interviews: Judith Fugate and Medhi Bahiri
by Barnett Serchuk - Jul 1, 2015

Ballet NY will present the world premiere of What Ever, choreographed by Medhi Bahiri, as well as works by John Butler, William Forsythe and Stanton Welch, July 9 - 11 at Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue).

VIDEO: Megan Hilty Performs USO Medley on PBS's Memorial Day Concert Special
by Caryn Robbins - May 27, 2014

Broadway star Megan Hilty sang a USO medley at this year's National Memorial Day Concert 2014 broadcast on PBS on May 25th.


Placido Domingo Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Placido Domingo been nominated for?
Outstanding Achievement in Opera (Olivier Awards) for .