Today is the 75th birthday of the Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo. The great Plácido Domingo was born in Madrid, Spain on 21 January 1941.
Domingo is one of the world’s leading tenors of our time, and of all time. Domingo is probably the most versatile opera singer in history. He has sung 147 (!!!) opera roles in Italian, French, German, English, Spanish and Russian. This opposed to Pavarotti’s repertoire of ca. 30 opera roles, almost exclusively in Italian.
Domingo has had an incredible career on stage and on records in opera, sacred works and various crossover projects, and in the last years he also has made a career as a conductor, among many other things. He is clearly an intellectual, also in his approach to singing.
Domingo was for years considered a strong rival of Pavarotti, but from the first Three Tenors concert in Rome, Italy in 1990 the competition between the two changed into collaboration.
To celebrate the great Plácido Domingo I give you excerpt from the medley from the first Three Tenors concert in Rome, Italy in 1990.
Happy 75th birthday, grandissimo Plácido Domingo! 🙂
This blog post no. 301 was first published 21-01-2016. Last revision 21-01-2016.