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Placido Domingo, opera singer
In Hollywood, on the Walk of Fame, you can see the personal star Placido Domingo. However, despite dozens of awards and regalia, the singer continues to believe that the most important achievement of his career is the recognition and love of a multimillion-dollar audience.

Placido Domingo, opera singer

Placido Domingo, opera singer

Placido Domingo

Placido Domingo. Biography of the King of Opera

Placido Domingo was born on January 21, 1941 in Madrid, in a young family of opera singers. Her mother's name was Pepita Embil, she performed soprano parts in Zarzuela (Spanish operetta). Father had a powerful baritone, and performed with his wife. The born boy was named after the head of the family. Thus, in the family of Domingo Embil turned out to be two Placido Domingo (senior and younger).

Interesting fact

Later, when Placido Domingo himself became a father, he, following family traditions, called his first-born from his second marriage also by his own name.

The first acquaintance with music and the debut of a young artist

When Placido was 8 years old, the family moved to Mexico. Parents introduced the child to music and instilled a love of sports, meanwhile they themselves were developing their own theater and opera company. The boy was very fond of playing football and watching bullfighting.

A fourteen-year-old man was enrolled in the Mexican National Observatory. The guy often accompanied his mother at her performances, and at the age of 16 he already began to perform with his parents. Placido developed his talent as a musician in all directions, he not only sang, accompanied, but also conducted the opera orchestra.

The debut on the big stage took place in 1959 with the support of Aguilar, who was the son of a noble diplomat. Although the young singer was false at the audition because of excitement, he was still approved for the Rigoletto party at the National Opera. For the next two years, Placido was the lead tenor, performing roles in Madame Butterfly, Carmen, Tosca and many other famous productions.

The next stage in the career of the singer was the Dallas Opera. Three years later, Placido Domingo was invited to the New York Opera House. In 1967, the tenor performed the part in Lohengrin. The unique memory and magnificent vocal data allow Placido to learn the most difficult part in just three days.

Since 1968, the young and eccentric Spaniard was invited to the Adrian Lecouvrer at the Metropolitan Opera. Almost forty years, Placido performed in this troupe.

Worldwide Concerts

The aria, performed by Placido Domingo in the company of Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, was used as a screen saver in the 1990 football championship, which was broadcast on the BBC channel.

The concert, organized in 2016, in honor of the closing of the world football championship in Berlin, caused a storm of emotions not only among tenor fans, but also among fans.

Eleven Grammy Awards, vivid productions and filming in films — the Spaniard with a velvet voice was found out around the world. He became so famous that the audience wanted to come to his concerts again and again.

Personal record

So, in 1991, the Guinness Book of Records recorded the fact of the longest standing ovation. This event happened after the opera Othello, which was performed by Placido. As much as 1 hour and 20 minutes, the audience applauded the golden tenor while standing. This fact entered the history of the opera and the whole planet found out about it.

Real Madrid fan, motivation and support for players

The singer loves football very much. Even now, being already at an advanced age, he tries not to miss a single match of his favorite team. The Spaniard has been rooting for Real Madrid for a long time. The maestro tries to pay attention and support the players. So, for example, in 2002, he sang the anthem of his favorite team. In 2017, Placido congratulated the players on the victory over Juventus, taking a common photo with the winning players.

In Hollywood, on the Walk of Fame, you can see the personal star Placido Domingo. However, despite dozens of awards and regalia, the singer continues to believe that the most important achievement of his career is the recognition and love of a multimillion-dollar audience.

In October 2019 in Moscow, Placido Domingo will give another concert at which he will perform his “golden repertoire”. A clean and beautiful voice, the incredible energy of the Spanish opera singer, lively communication with the audience is one of the most striking events of the past year, which can not be missed.

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