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  • New Recording: Watch Plácido Domingo in Verdi's Macbeth

    Plácido Domingo stars as the King of Scotland in the LA Opera production of Verdi: Macbeth, released on DVD/Blu-ray by Sony Classical.

    The video release captures the Darko Tresnjak-directed production mounted in Los Angeles in October 2016. 


    "All baritones shouldn’t and don’t sound alike, and Domingo’s vocal character is special. He commands the stage and the music he sings" - LA Times

    Domingo portrays the timeless Shakespeare character torn between ambition and guilt, joined by mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk as Lady Macbeth, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo as Banquo, Joshua Guerrerro as Macduff, and the LA Opera orchestra and chorus conducted by James Conlon.

     

    You can watch Domingo sing “Perfidi! ... Pietà, rispetto, amore”:

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  • Domingo Debuts as Don Carlo’s Rodrigo in Vienna

    The title character in Verdi’s Don Carlo was the vehicle for Plácido Domingo’s first performances at the Wiener Staatsoper in 1967. Now, in a run of performances mounted to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut there, he has returned to the work in the role of Rodrigo to great acclaim. Domingo’s debut as the Marquis of Posa ­– his 148th career role – continues his exploration of the Verdian baritone repertoire.

     

    You can tune in to the live broadcast.

     

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  • Plácido Domingo celebrates 50th anniversary stage debuts in Berlin and Vienna

    On May 19, Plácido Domingo returns to Vienna for the Wiener Staatsoper’s Gala Concert, marking the 50th anniversary of his stage debut with the company. Under the baton of Marcos Armiliato, Domingo and an all-star cast of singers present selections from some of Verdi’s most beloved operas including Un Ballo in Maschera,La Traviata and Simon Boccanegra. You can watch it live streamed on the web - details here.  

    On May 31, Domingo appears in the German capital to mark another golden anniversary debut, this time at the Staatsoper Berlin. Alongside soprano Marina Prudenskaya, mezzo-soprano Elsa Dreisig, and bass René Pape, Domingo performs an evening of solos and duets from the operas of Verdi and Wagner. The singers are joined by the Staatskapelle Berlin and the Staatsopernchor, led by conductor Daniel Barenboim.

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  • Plácido Domingo celebrates 50th anniversary stage debuts in Berlin and Vienna

    Discover the concerts at Wiener Staatsoper and Berlin Staatskapelle. 

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  • May concerts take Domingo across Europe

    Plácido Domingo’s May calendar sees the legendary musician on the concert stage with four performances taking him across Europe.

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    Plácido Domingo joins all-star lineup for the Metropolitan Opera’s 50th anniversary gala

    On May 7, Plácido Domingo makes his fourth appearance with the Metropolitan Opera this season as part of an all-star lineup celebrating the company’s 50th anniversary at Lincoln Center.

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