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Bio:
Plácido 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:
Plácido 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)
Plácido Domingo Honored with Austrian Music Theater Prize Photo Plácido Domingo Honored with Austrian Music Theater Prize
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020

Plácido Domingo will receive a lifetime achievement award in Austria, according to The Daily News.

Plácido Domingo's Name to Be Removed From a School in Madrid After Sexual Harassment Photo Plácido Domingo's Name to Be Removed From a School in Madrid After Sexual Harassment Allegations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2020

According to OperaWire, an initiative by Más Madrid and PSOE was approved to get rid of Plácido Domingo's name from a school in Madrid due to the sexual harassment allegations against him.

BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES at Home Computer Screens Photo BWW Feature: FREE ONLINE OPERA/RECITAL PERFORMANCES at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Jun 12, 2020

This week, Los Angeles Opera's website features a wonderful recital by the renowned bass who has portrayed so many great characters in that house, Morris Robinson.

Placido Domingo Will Return to the Stage For the First Time Since Sexual Harassment S Photo Placido Domingo Will Return to the Stage For the First Time Since Sexual Harassment Scandal
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

It has been announced that Placido Domingo will return to the stage for the first time since sexual harassment allegations were made against him last year.

La Scala Announces Lineup Of Opera Streams For the Week of April 20 Photo La Scala Announces Lineup Of Opera Streams For the Week of April 20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2020

The Teatro alla Scala has announced its upcoming streams of opera productions. The productions feature appearances from Plácido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Anna Netrebko, and more.

Opera San Jose Announces Free Live Stream Of Mozart April 18-May 18 Photo Opera San Jose Announces Free Live Stream Of Mozart April 18-May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020

While it will not be opening The Magic Flute in April due to COVID-19 restrictions, Opera San José has announced something all opera patrons can enjoy at home instead: the FREE live stream viewing of its breathtaking 2011 production of Mozart's first dramatic masterpiece, the rarely produced Idomeneo: ré di Creta.

Wexford Factory Participants Announced Photo Wexford Factory Participants Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020

In advance of the opening of public booking on Saturday, 4 April, the twelve singers chosen to take part in the inaugural Wexford Factory were announced. 

Placido Domingo Tests Positive for Coronavirus Photo Placido Domingo Tests Positive for Coronavirus
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020

Opera singer Placido Domingo has tested positive for coronavirus.

Placido Domingo Resigns From Opera Union; Donates $500,000 to Sexual Harassment Eradi Photo Placido Domingo Resigns From Opera Union; Donates $500,000 to Sexual Harassment Eradication Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2020

Placido Domingo has resigned from the opera union, and will contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs, as well as a fund to help opera employees, according to ABC News.

Best of BWW Interviews: Tenor Javier Camarena - High Cs and 'High Fives' at the Met Photo Best of BWW Interviews: Tenor Javier Camarena - High Cs and 'High Fives' at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 18, 2020

The Met's first cancellation due to coronavirus concerns was the revival of Rossini's LA CENERENTOLA, the opera retelling of the Cinderella story, set to star mezzo Tara Erraught in the title role and one of its biggest tenor stars, Javier Camarena as Don Ramiro, her prince. The opera holds a particular place in Camarena's history at the Met: It made him an overnight sensation when he was tapped to replace Juan Diego Florez and blew the roof off--a real-life Cinderella story.

Placido Domingo Withdraws From London Performances Photo Placido Domingo Withdraws From London Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Placido Domingo has withdrawn from performances in London following the conclusion of an investigation by AGMA into his conduct.

Stephen Milenkovich to Replace Elissa Lee Koljonen In Performance with Pacific Sympho Photo Stephen Milenkovich to Replace Elissa Lee Koljonen In Performance with Pacific Symphony Chamber Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020

Due to personal reasons, Elissa Lee Koljonen has withdrawn from the Sunday, April 5, 2020 concert with Pacific Symphony Chamber Orchestra. Replacing Koljonen will be acclaimed violinist Stefan Milenkovich. The original program is scheduled to be performed and includes Ticheli's Rest, for String Orchestra, a piece of fragile beauty and quiet dignity, and Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61, considered to be his most lyrical work, and the only concerto he wrote for one of the most popular instruments of his day: the violin.

BWW Review: Washington National Opera's SAMSON AND DELILAH at the Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: Washington National Opera's SAMSON AND DELILAH at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Mar 4, 2020

Bad haircuts can be tragic, but none more so than for Samson, the Biblical figure whose strength was sapped the moment his mullet was gone. The treacherous shearing by a revenge-seeking Delilah launched centuries of retelling, including Camille Saint-Saëns' opera 'Samson and Delilah' which the Washington National Opera is currently presenting at the Kennedy Center in repertoire with 'Don Giovanni.'

Washington National Opera's Apprentice Program to be Called the Cafritz Young Artists Photo Washington National Opera's Apprentice Program to be Called the Cafritz Young Artists of Washington National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2020

In 2002, while Placido Domingo was serving as Washington National Opera's (WNO) artistic director, he created an apprentice artist development program for the company, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. WNO respects and acknowledges Mr. Domingo's singular artistic legacy and contribution to the opera field and to WNO. Mr. Domingo stepped down from his post at WNO in 2011 and has not been active with the company or its apprentice artist program in the years since.

BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Washington National Opera Photo BWW Review: DON GIOVANNI at Washington National Opera
by James McQuillen - Mar 2, 2020

Some unclear choices keep a beautifully-designed and often well-sung GIOVANNI from making the impact it intends to.

American Guild of Musical Artists Finds Placido Domingo Had 'Inappropriate Activity'  Photo American Guild of Musical Artists Finds Placido Domingo Had 'Inappropriate Activity' With Women
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

On September 6, 2019, The American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA) announced the union had retained an independent investigator to examine allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination made by AGMA members against Plácido Domingo.

Washington National Opera Releases Statement on AGMA Report Related to Placido Doming Photo Washington National Opera Releases Statement on AGMA Report Related to Placido Domingo
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

Washington National Opera has released a statement on the AGMA report related to Placido Domingo.

BWW Review: ROBERTO DEVEREUX at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Photo BWW Review: ROBERTO DEVEREUX at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Feb 23, 2020

On Saturday evening February 22, 2020, Los Angeles Opera presented a vocally glorious rendition of Gaetano Donizetti's Bel Canto opera Roberto Devereux. Roberto was one of the loves of England's Elizabeth I, so the opera is centered around their relationship and Roberto's forbidden love for Sara, the wife of the Duke of Nottingham.

Musco Center Announces Quinn Kelsey To Star In 'Roberto Devereaux In Concert' Photo Musco Center Announces Quinn Kelsey To Star In 'Roberto Devereaux In Concert'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

Baritone Quinn Kelsey, the 2015 recipient of the Metropolitan Opera's Beverly Sills Award and veteran of leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and companies around the world, will perform the central role of the Duke of Nottingham in Musco Center for the Arts' presentation of LA Opera's new production of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux in Concert, February 25 at 7:30 pm. 

BWW Interview: Opera Star, AARON BLAKE brings Crossover Stylings to Feinstein's/54 Be Photo BWW Interview: Opera Star, AARON BLAKE brings Crossover Stylings to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Brady Schwind - Nov 17, 2019

Opera Star AARON BLAKE brings Crossover Stylings to Feinstein's / 54 Below

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