Today, January 21th, is the Birthday of one of our most beloved Tenors of all time, Plácido Domingo!
Plácido Domingo is a living legend of the opera!
He celebrated his birthday while he was performing the role of Francesco Foscari in Verdi’s “I due Foscari” in Vienna.
Plácido Domingo has an amazing career of more of 50 years.
He is not only an extraordinary Tenor, but he is also an amazing conductor.
And the most important thing about Plácido Domingo, he is an extraordinary human being. Plácido Domingo is a wonderful humanitarian and he helped many victims of the terrible 1985 Earthquake in Mexico City.
All of us, here in Mexico, we will never forget the extraordinary humanitarian work that Plácido Domingo did for our country. We love and respect him a lot.
Plácido Domingo sang, in 2006, at the Gala Benefit Concert, “A Night For New Orleans” to help rebuilding New Orleans, after it was hit by Hurricane Katrina.
Plácido Domingo performed in a charity concert in Athens in 2007, it was to raise funds to aid the conflict in Darfur. The concert was organized by Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors Without Borders.
Plácido Domingo’s humanitarian work is huge, he has done a lot of wonderful things for many people around the world.
His Opera career is amazing and he has sung more of 144 different, operatic roles, including now that he is singing (and performing) the “baritone” roles, something unique in history of Opera!
His favorite composer is Verdi.
He was voted the world’s No. 1 tenor in BBC Music Magazine by a panel of leading experts in April 2008.
Plácido Domingo sings in many different languages in many different Operas, from Spanish, English, to French, Italian, German, Russian and even Chinese!
Siegmund, Parsifal, Lohengrin, Walther von Stolzing, Tristan, Tannhäuser (Tenor role, German language)
Werther, Faust, Don José, Samson, Hoffmann, Roméo, Don Rodrigue (Tenor role, French language)
Alfredo, Manrico, Radames, Don Carlo, Riccardo, Don Alvaro, Ernani, Rodolfo, Otello, Ismaele (Tenor Verdi roles, Italian language)
Calaf, Cavaradossi, Rodolfo, Des Grieux, Pinkerton (Tenor Puccini roles)
Lensky, (Tenor role, Russian language)