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Plácido Domingo


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'60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Plácido Domingo


One of the world's most renowned tenors, Plácido Domingo — along with his frequent collaborators Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras — is largely responsible for the increasing mainstream popularity of opera among contemporary listeners. Born March 21, 1941, in Madrid, Spain, Domingo and his family relocated to Mexico in 1950; there he studied vocal technique, as well as piano and conducting, at the Mexico City Conservatory. After making his public debut as a baritone, he essayed his first major tenor role as Alfredo in Verdi's La Traviata in 1960; he subsequently spent close to three years with the Israel National Opera, singing 280 performances in a dozen different roles. In 1966, Domingo created the title role in the U.S. premiere of Ginastera's Don Rodrigo at the New York City Opera; his Metropolitan Opera debut followed two years later, appearing as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur — the first of well over 400 performances at the legendary venue.

Top Albums

100 Best Placido Domingo, Plácido Domingo
1. 100 Best Pla..
Passion: The Love Album, Plácido Domingo
2. Passion: The..
The Three Tenors In Concert, José Carreras
3. The Three Te..
The Three Tenors - The Best of the 3 Tenors, James Levine
4. The Three Te..
The Three Tenors Christmas, José Carreras
5. The Three Te..
The Three Tenors - Paris 1998, James Levine
6. The Three Te..
Bizet: Carmen, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
7. Bizet: Carme..
Songs, Plácido Domingo
8. Songs
Perhaps Love, John Denver
9. Perhaps Love
Amor - Opera's Great Love Songs, Dame Joan Sutherland
10. Amor - Opera..
Passión - The Love Album, Plácido Domingo
11. Passión - T..
Opera Obsession! Act IV, Luciano Pavoratti
12. Opera Obsess..
Verdi, Plácido Domingo
13. Verdi
100 Best Opera Classics, English Chamber Orchestra
14. 100 Best Ope..
Puccini: Turandot, Herbert von Karajan
15. Puccini: Tur..
Verdi: Aida, Claudio Abbado
16. Verdi: Aida
Lloyd Webber: Requiem, Plácido Domingo
17. Lloyd Webber..
The Very Best of Plácido Domingo, Plácido Domingo
18. The Very Bes..
Verdi: La Traviata, Bavarian State Orchestra
19. Verdi: La Tr..
The Essential Plácido Domingo, Plácido Domingo
20. The Essentia..

Top Songs

"Nessun dorma"Three Tenors - The Best of ..3:15$0.99
Perhaps LovePerhaps Love2:57$0.99
Encore: Nessun dormaThree Tenors In Concert3:30$0.99
La traviata, Act II, Scene 1, Aria: ..Verdi4:30$1.29
Bésame muchoSongs3:43$1.29
Ave MariaDominic Miller: Shapes4:24$0.99
"La donna è mobile"Three Tenors - The Best of ..2:31$0.99
'O sole mioThree Tenors - The Best of ..2:42$0.99
Por amor/Así como te buscaba/Yo ven..Passion: The Love Album3:58$1.29
Manhâ de carnaval/Aquarela do Brasi..Passion: The Love Album8:18$1.29
Frio, frio (Cold, cold)Passion: The Love Album3:45$1.29
Medley: Tú me haces falta/Sígueme ..Passion: The Love Album4:46$1.29
Medley: Flor de Azalea/No me quieras..Passion: The Love Album5:59$1.29
O sole mioPassion: The Love Album3:00$1.29
Medley: Tú me haces falta/Sígueme ..100 Best Placido Domingo4:47$0.99
El Condor Pasa100 Best Placido Domingo3:03$0.99
La Golondrina100 Best Placido Domingo3:08$0.99
El último romántico: Noche de amor100 Best Placido Domingo4:10$0.99
La Del Soto del Parral: Romanza: ..100 Best Placido Domingo5:26$0.99
Maravilla: Romanza: 'Amor, vida ..100 Best Placido Domingo3:11$0.99
La bohème: Mi chiamano MimìAbsolute Masterworks - Oper..4:40$0.99
La tabernera del puerto - Romanza de..100 Best Tenor Arias2:42$1.29
Les pêcheurs de perles (The Pearl F..Top 100 Romantic Classical ..3:46$0.99
La forza del destino, Act III, Scene..Verdi3:00$1.29
Il trovatore, Part II, Scene 2, Scen..Verdi3:10$1.29

Top Music Videos

O Sole Mio (Extract), Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Orchestra del Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino & Zubin Mehta
1. O Sole Mio (Ex..
Tosca: Act III - "E lucevan le stelle" [Cavaradossi], Plácido Domingo, Richard Amstrong & English Chamber Orchestra
2. Tosca: Act III..
Les contes d' Hoffmann: Act IV - "Helas, mon coeur s'égare encorre!" [Hoffmann, Dapertutto, Giulietta, Nicklaus, Schlemil, Pitichinaccio, Chorus], Agnes Baltsa, Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Claire Powell, Francis Egerton, Georges Prêtre, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Philip Geling, Plácido Domingo & Siegmund Nimsgern
3. Les contes d' ..
Ernani: Act II - "Tu Perfida" [Ernani, Elvira], Mirella Freni, Orchestra of La Scala Milan, Plácido Domingo & Riccardo Muti
4. Ernani: Act II..
La fanciulla del West: Act III - "Ch'ella mi creda" [Dick Johnson], Nello Santi, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Plácido Domingo
5. La fanciulla d..
Manon Lescaut: Act I - "Donna non vidi mai simiile a questa! [Des Grieux], Giuseppe Sinopoli, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Plácido Domingo
6. Manon Lescaut:..
Domingo Discusses His Debut At La Scala (Footage from Ernani), Plácido Domingo
7. Domingo Discus..
Tales of Hofmann: Rehearsal Footage and Documentary, Plácido Domingo
8. Tales of Hofma..
Andrea Chénier: Act I - "Colpito qui m'avete..." [Chénier], Julius Rudel, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Plácido Domingo
9. Andrea Chénie..


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