Plácido Domingo

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  • Last name :Domingo
  • First name :Plácido
  • Birth date :21/01/1941
  • Nationality :Spain
  • Tessitura :Tenor
  • Official website URL :http://www.placidodomingo.com
  • Contact :Opera Art srl Via Isolalta Forette 11 37068 Vigasio (VR) Italia http://www.operaart.it Courriel: info@operaart.it Téléphone: +39 045 6649911 Télécopie: +39 045 6649912

Agenda Professionnel

Dates
Roles
Places

the 26 of June, 2019

the 01 of July, 2019

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 14 of July, 2019

the 17 of July, 2019

the 20 of July, 2019

Madrid

Teatro Real

the 25 of August, 2019

the 31 of August, 2019

Miller

Luisa Miller

the 25 of September, 2019

the 28 of September, 2019

the 01 of October, 2019

Macbeth

Macbeth

the 06 of November, 2019

the 09 of November, 2019

the 13 of November, 2019

the 16 of November, 2019

Sharpless

Madama Butterfly

the 12 of November, 2020

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 14 of November, 2020

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 23 of May, 2019

the 26 of May, 2019

the 30 of May, 2019

Macbeth

Macbeth

the 13 of April, 2019

the 17 of April, 2019

the 20 of April, 2019

the 24 of April, 2019

the 27 of April, 2019

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 22 of March, 2019

the 25 of March, 2019

the 29 of March, 2019

the 01 of April, 2019

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 12 of March, 2019

the 14 of March, 2019

the 17 of March, 2019

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 23 of November, 2018

the 26 of November, 2018

the 30 of November, 2018

the 05 of December, 2018

the 08 of December, 2018

the 12 of December, 2018

the 15 of December, 2018

Gianni Schicchi

Il trittico

the 23 of August, 2018

the 26 of August, 2018

the 29 of July, 2018

Athanaël

Thaïs

the 02 of June, 2018

the 17 of June, 2018

the 21 of June, 2018

the 24 of June, 2018

the 29 of June, 2018

Macbeth

Macbeth

the 26 of May, 2018

the 29 of May, 2018

the 01 of June, 2018

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 29 of March, 2018

the 02 of April, 2018

the 06 of April, 2018

the 09 of April, 2018

the 14 of April, 2018

the 21 of April, 2018

Miller

Luisa Miller

the 21 of February, 2018

the 25 of February, 2018

the 28 of February, 2018

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 12 of September, 2017

the 19 of September, 2017

the 22 of September, 2017

Bajazet

Tamerlano

the 25 of September, 2017

the 27 of September, 2017

the 30 of September, 2017

the 04 of October, 2017

Bajazet

Tamerlano

the 11 of August, 2017

the 14 of August, 2017

Francesco Foscari

I due Foscari

the 08 of April, 2017

the 11 of April, 2017

the 14 of April, 2017

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 12 of December, 2016

the 16 of December, 2016

the 19 of December, 2016

the 22 of December, 2016

the 03 of January, 2017

the 07 of January, 2017

Nabucco

Nabucco

the 16 of August, 2016

Athanaël

Thaïs

the 03 of August, 2016

the 06 of August, 2016

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 05 of July, 2016

the 08 of July, 2016

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 17 of June, 2016

the 20 of June, 2016

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 06 of June, 2016

the 09 of June, 2016

the 13 of June, 2016

the 23 of June, 2016

Nabucco

Nabucco

the 23 of April, 2016

the 26 of April, 2016

the 29 of April, 2016

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 01 of April, 2016

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 05 of April, 2016

the 09 of April, 2016

the 13 of April, 2016

the 16 of April, 2016

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 25 of February, 2016

the 01 of March, 2016

the 04 of March, 2016

the 09 of March, 2016

the 12 of March, 2016

Francesco Foscari

I due Foscari

the 08 of August, 2015

the 11 of August, 2015

the 14 of August, 2015

the 17 of August, 2015

Il conte di Luna

Il trovatore

the 28 of May, 2015

the 03 of June, 2015

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 10 of May, 2015

the 14 of May, 2015

the 18 of May, 2015

the 22 of May, 2015

Nabucco

Nabucco

the 30 of April, 2015

the 03 of May, 2015

Francesco Foscari

I due Foscari

the 20 of March, 2015

the 23 of March, 2015

the 26 of March, 2015

the 31 of March, 2015

the 04 of April, 2015

the 08 of April, 2015

the 11 of April, 2015

Carlo, roi d'Espagne

Ernani

the 07 of February, 2015

the 11 of February, 2015

Macbeth

Macbeth

the 15 of February, 2015

the 19 of February, 2015

the 22 of February, 2015

the 28 of February, 2015

Macbeth

Macbeth

the 06 of November, 2014

the 11 of November, 2014

the 13 of November, 2014

the 16 of November, 2014

the 19 of November, 2014

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 13 of September, 2014

the 17 of September, 2014

the 19 of September, 2014

the 21 of September, 2014

the 23 of September, 2014

the 26 of September, 2014

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Opera

the 28 of September, 2014

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Opera

the 09 of August, 2014

the 12 of August, 2014

the 15 of August, 2014

the 18 of August, 2014

the 21 of August, 2014

the 24 of August, 2014

Il conte di Luna

Il trovatore

the 17 of May, 2014

the 25 of May, 2014

the 29 of May, 2014

the 01 of June, 2014

the 04 of June, 2014

the 07 of June, 2014

Athanaël

Thaïs

Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Opera

the 01 of May, 2014

the 04 of May, 2014

Nabucco

Nabucco

the 07 of May, 2014

Nabucco

Nabucco

the 23 of April, 2014

the 14 of October, 2014

the 17 of October, 2014

the 20 of October, 2014

the 27 of October, 2014

the 30 of October, 2014

the 02 of November, 2014

Francesco Foscari

I due Foscari

the 26 of February, 2014

the 01 of March, 2014

the 05 of March, 2014

the 08 of March, 2014

the 12 of March, 2014

the 15 of March, 2014

the 20 of March, 2014

Neptune (ténor)

The Enchanted Island

the 04 of July, 2013

the 18 of August, 2013

Nabucco

Nabucco

the 04 of May, 2013

Nabucco

Nabucco

St Petersburg

Mariinsky Theatre

the 15 of April, 2013

the 20 of April, 2013

the 23 of April, 2013

the 26 of April, 2013

Nabucco

Nabucco

the 14 of March, 2013

the 18 of March, 2013

the 23 of March, 2013

the 26 of March, 2013

the 30 of March, 2013

the 03 of April, 2013

the 06 of April, 2013

Giorgio Germont

La Traviata

the 07 of November, 2012

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 11 of November, 2012

the 14 of November, 2012

the 17 of February, 2013

the 21 of February, 2013

the 24 of February, 2013

the 28 of February, 2013

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 15 of September, 2012

the 20 of September, 2012

the 23 of September, 2012

the 29 of September, 2012

the 07 of October, 2012

the 09 of October, 2012

Francesco Foscari

I due Foscari

Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Opera

the 03 of July, 2012

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 26 of May, 2012

the 28 of May, 2012

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 31 of May, 2012

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

the 11 of February, 2012

the 15 of February, 2012

the 19 of February, 2012

the 21 of February, 2012

the 26 of February, 2012

the 01 of March, 2012

the 04 of March, 2012

Simon Boccanegra

Simon Boccanegra

Los Angeles CA

Los Angeles Opera

the 31 of December, 2011

the 04 of January, 2012

the 07 of January, 2012

the 12 of January, 2012

the 14 of January, 2012

the 17 of January, 2012

the 21 of January, 2012

Neptune (ténor)

The Enchanted Island

the 21 of January, 2012

the 25 of January, 2012

the 28 of January, 2012

the 30 of January, 2012

Neptune (ténor)

The Enchanted Island

Biography

Plácido 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.

Domingo’s vocal repertoire encompasses 140 stage roles – a number unmatched by any other celebrated tenor in history – and he has recently added the title baritone roles of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra and Rigoletto to his list of achievements: in the course of the 2009-10 season he appeared as Boccanegra at the Berlin Staatsoper, La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and Madrid’s Teatro Real, and in September 2010 he took the role of Rigoletto in a live telecast from Mantua, Italy, the city in which the opera’s story takes place. (He is planning to add three more baritone roles – Athanaël in Thaïs, Francesco Foscari in I Due Foscari and Giorgio Germont in La Traviata – to his repertoire in 2012 and 2013.)

His more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets, and crossover discs include Deutsche Grammophon’s anthology of the complete Verdi arias for tenor and EMI’s albums of Wagnerian roles that he has not sung on stage: Siegfried in both Siegfried and Götterdämmerung, and Tristan in a complete recording of Tristan und Isolde. His extensive work in the recording studio has earned him eleven Grammy Awards and two Latin Grammy Awards, and he has won Emmy awards for the television film “Homage to Seville” and for the Met’s “Silver Gala” program. He was the Latin Recording Academy’s Person of the Year in 2010. Domingo has also made more than fifty music videos in addition to four feature films of operas: Carmen, La Traviata, Otello and Tosca, with the Mantua Rigoletto forthcoming. He has conducted many opera performances with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, the Vienna State Opera, and Los Angeles Opera, among many other ensembles, and symphonic concerts with the Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, London Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and numerous other orchestras.

In 1990, Domingo and his colleagues José Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti spontaneously formed the Three Tenors, which performed from time to time and with enormous success all over the world and attracted many new fans to opera.

Born in Madrid in 1941 to parents who were zarzuela performers, Plácido Domingo was brought to Mexico at the age of eight. He attended Mexico City’s Conservatory of Music, where he initially studied piano and conducting, but when his vocal talent was discovered he began to take voice lessons as well. At eighteen, he made his debut in a small role (Borsa in Rigoletto) at Mexico’s National Opera, and his first performance as a leading tenor (Alfredo in La Traviata) took place in the city of Monterrey when he was twenty. After having spent three seasons with the Israel National Opera in Tel Aviv, where he sang 280 performances of twelve different roles, he launched his major international career in 1965, and since then he has performed at all of the world’s most prestigious opera houses.

In 1993, Domingo founded Operalia, an annual international voice competition, which has helped to start the careers of many singers who have since become major figures on the world’s stages. In 2012, Operalia took place in Beijing. Domingo was also the prime mover behind Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist program and Los Angeles Opera’s Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program, both of which are designed to nurture and support the careers of opera’s future standard-bearers. Domingo is also Artistic Advisor for the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.

In his native Spain, Plácido Domingo has been awarded the Gran Cruz de la Orden de Isabel la Católica, the Medalla de la Orden de las Artes y las Letras de España, and the Premio Prinicipe de Asturias de las Artes; and in Mexico, where he grew up, he received the Aguila Azteca. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in the United States and the titles of Commandant of the Legion of Honor in France, Honorary Knight of the British Empire, and both Grande Ufficiale and Cavaliere di Gran Croce of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic. He has received honorary doctorates from Oxford University and New York University for his lifelong commitment and contribution to music and the arts. In October 2009, King Carl Gustaf of Sweden presented him with the first Birgit Nilsson Prize (at one million dollars, the most generous prize in the world of classical music) for his outstanding achievements in opera; in accepting the award, Domingo said that it would “greatly benefit my annual competition, Operalia.” He has raised millions of dollars through benefit concerts to aid the victims of Mexico’s devastating 1985 earthquake, of the floods caused by Hurricane Paulina in Guerrero and Yucatán, also in Mexico and in El Salvador, and of the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, where, in 2009, the stage of the Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts was named for him. In 2006, he conducted Verdi’s Requiem Mass in Warsaw, to commemorate the first anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s passing.

In 2011, Domingo celebrated not only his 70th birthday but also his 50th anniversary as a singer of leading roles and the 40th anniversary of his Covent Garden debut. But there are no signs of slowing down: in 2012 he is scheduled to give over eighty performances, between singing and conducting, in New York, Los Angeles, Valencia, Monte Carlo, Madrid, Berlin, Lisbon, Shanghai, Verona, London, Kiev, Santiago (Chile), Hermosillo (Mexico), Zurich, Salzburg, New Orleans, Seville, Vienna, Bahrain, Stockholm, Malmö, Prague and Acapulco. Although he resigned as General Director of Washington National Opera at the end of the 2010-2011 season, after fifteen years in that position, he continues as General Director of Los Angeles Opera.

Newsweek and other international publications have fittingly described Plácido Domingo as “the King of Opera,” “a true renaissance man in music,” and “the greatest operatic artist of modern times.”

Characters

Neptune (ténor)

Simon Boccanegra

Francesco Foscari

Giorgio Germont

Nabucco

Athanaël

Il conte di Luna

Carlo, roi d'Espagne

Macbeth

Bajazet

Miller

Gianni Schicchi

Zurga

Giacomo

Sharpless

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