Plácido Domingo Spanish-Mexican opera star conducts ‘Roméo et Juliette’

Plácido Domingo is a world-renowned Spanish tenor from Madrid. Domingo is most famous for singing Otello, his Pop album Perhaps Love, and The Three Tenors.


Plácido Domingo helped popularize Opera in Mexico

Domingo was born into a singing family in Madrid, Spain on January 21, 1941. His parents started a Zarzuela company in Mexico in 1949, so Domingo grew up there. Zarzuela is a Spanish form of music and dance theater.

Domingo joined the Mexico National Opera in 1959. He debuted with the New York City Opera in 1965. Domingo made his official debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1968-1969 and has performed with the company every season since. He premiered the title role in Verdi’s Otello in 1975. It has become his signature role.

In 1981, Domingo recorded the song Perhaps Love with American folk singer John Denver. This led to appearances on television and in opera movies which made Domingo one of the most famous opera singers.

In 1990, Domingo joined José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti in a “Three Tenors” concert the night before the FIFA World Cup final in Rome. The recording Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti in Concert became one of the best selling classical music albums ever. Domingo repeated the Three Tenors concert many times including at the next three World Cups.

Since 2007, Domingo has been singing baritone roles.


Plácido Domingo in Nabucco

Plácido Domingo sang the title role of Nabucco at The Metropolitan Opera in December 2016 and January 2017.


Plácido Domingo in Luisa Miller

Domingo sings the role of Miller in Verdi’s Luisa Miller.

March 2018

Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm

April 2018

Monday, April 2 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm

Monday, April 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 14 at 12:30 pm

Saturday, April 21 at 12 noon

Plácido Domingo Conducts Roméo et Juliette

Monday, April 23 at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 27 at 8 pm

Tuesday, May 1 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 5 at 1 pm

Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 12 at 1 pm


 


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