Plácido Domingo is 70 today!

Plácido Domingo, one of The Three Tenors, is 70 years old today! Domingo was for years considered as a strong rival of Pavarotti. They are now both recognised as two of the world’s leading tenors of their time, and of all time. Naturally, who is the number one is a matter of taste … From the first Three Tenors concert in Rome in Italy in 1990 the competition between the two changed to collaboration. Domingo’s repertoire as an opera singer is much larger than that of Pavarotti. He has sung 128 opera roles in Italian, French, German, English, Spanish and Russian, as opposed to Pavarotti’s repertoire of ca. 30 opera roles, almost exclusively in Italian. Domingo is probably the most versatile of all tenors of all time. Domingo has in the last years also made a career as a conductor, among many other things. He is clearly an intellectual, also in his approach to singing. Here comes a clip from the Three Tenors concert in Munich, Germany in 1996. James Levine is conducting. This concert was broadcast on German TV, but not issued on CD or video (at least not officially … at least not yet …). Enjoy! Happy 70th, Plácido!