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Introduction: Plácido Domingo (03:47)


Plácido Domingo performed opera all over the world for the last 50 years, singing a large repertoire of roles. He also conducts. He is globally recognized as one of "The Three Tenors" with Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras,

Domingo: Career Beginnings (03:02)

Born in Madrid in 1941, Domingo's parents ran a zaruela company. Domingo auditioned for The National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City as a baritone and took conducting classes taught by Igor Markevitch.

Domingo: American Début (03:18)

Joan Sutherland invited Domingo to perform in "Lucia di Lammermoor" at the Dallas Civic Opera. Marta Ornelas and Domingo married and moved to Israel to perform with the national opera. The tenor sung Pinkerton in "Madama Butterfly" with The New York City Opera.

Domingo: Career Breaks (03:26)

Domingo performed substitutes for Franco Corelli in "Adriana Lecouvreur" at the Metropolitan Opera. A lifelong relationship was forged between the Met and Domingo.

Domingo: Global Appearances (03:42)

Domingo performed at La Scala, Vienna, Covent Garden, Hamburg, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. The tenor recorded "Il Trovatore" for RCA Red Seal. Experts discuss his hard work, humility, and personality.

Domingo: Conductor (02:13)

Domingo began to conduct at New York City Opera in 1973. While conducting "Die Fledermaus" at Convent Garden, Domingo sung a small portion of an aria from "Celeste Aida" from the podium.

Domingo: Growing Popularity (02:20)

Domingo performed the title role in "Otello" for a televised audience at La Scala.

Domingo: Crossover (07:49)

Domingo performed in Giuseppi Verdi's "Rigoletto" at the Met. The tenor recorded "Perhaps Love" with John Denver and appeared on several television shows. Experts discuss his tremendous acting skill and vocal style in his signature role of Otello.

Domingo: Film Career (04:17)

Film adaptations include "Carmen," "La Traviata," and "Otello." Domingo enjoyed reaching out to a wider audience.

The Three Tenors (04:32)

Domingo, Jose Carreras, and Luciano Pavarotti joined together for a concert in the Baths of Caracalla in Rome. After a performance of "Otello" at the Vienna State Opera, Domingo received 101 curtain calls.

Domingo: Continuing Work (05:43)

The tenor became artistic director of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. Domingo founded Operalia, the World Opera Competition for talented young singers. The singer decided to perform Simon Boccanegra, his first baritone role.

Credits: Plácido Domingo (00:36)

Credits: Plácido Domingo

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This episode features classic moments in the career of opera legend Plácido Domingo. Filmed in in the United Kingdom and Italy, this episode features historical archive, performance highlights, and contributions from artists, critics and directors.

Length: 45 minutes

Item#: BVL182984

ISBN: 978-1-64481-831-2

Copyright date: ©2018

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