Placído Domingo has been at home on the world’s stages for over half a century. Well over 4,000 singing and conducting engagements to date have taken him across the globe, from leading opera houses to historic concerts celebrating some of the greatest international events.
Volver, a musical collaboration between the remarkable Plácido Domingo and classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas, is now available from Sony Classical. The album offers a collection of famous Iberian and Latin American songs, including Violeta Parras’s "Gracias a la vida" and Alfredo Le Pera’s "Volver." Grammy winner Rafa Sardina arranged the music, capturing Plácido Domingo’s incredible voice in a uniquely intimate way.
Following performances in Don Carlo at LA Opera (for which the LA Times praised Domingo as “ageless as ever”), Plácido Domingo travels throughout October for concerts in Durango, San Francisco, and Seoul.
Domingo first performs on October 17 as part of the Festival Cultural Revueltas, an arts festival honoring the incredible legacy of the Revueltas family and bringing together local, national, and international artists to highlight Durango’s artistic traditions.
Later, on October 21, Domingo performs in concert at San Francisco Opera in an evening of popular arias and duets. He is joined by frequent guests, soprano Ana María Martínez and tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz. Jordi Bernàcer conducts the San Francisco Opera Orchestra.
At the end of October, Domingo travels to Seoul for a concert performance at Jamsil Gymnastic Stadium. Soprano Ana María Martínez joins in this evening conducted by Eugene Kohn.
On October 5, the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art presented Plácido Domingo with its inaugural award, Legado: A Legacy for the Arts, during a special gala evening of Latin American and Latino art and music. The award honors both the incredible artistic legacy of Maestro Domingo’s work as a performer and his unceasing commitment to mentoring the talent of the future.
As part of his acceptance remarks, Domingo shared "The word legado, legacy, is an important one, and most of us think about it more and more as we get older. I am happy and proud to accept from you this first Legado Award, the first of what I hope will be many, many more as the success of this great institution continues to play an important part in the life of this community and of this country."
The 2018/2019 season marks the 50th anniversary of Plácido Domingo’s Metropolitan Opera debut. The prolific performer made his Metropolitan Opera debut on September 28, 1968 as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur. Over the course of his career, Domingo has performed numerous roles at the great American opera house, including the title roles in Parsifal and Otello, the great tenor roles of Don José in Carmen and Canio in Pagliacci, and the world premieres performance of Emperor Qin in The First Emperor.
This season, Domingo will be performing in the title role of Gianni Schicchi (Il Trittico) and as Germont in a new production of La Traviata. The legendary performer also conducts Aida for three performances in February and March.
On April 28, the Metropolitan Opera celebrates Domingo’s incredible legacy with a gala dinner on the magnificent Metropolitan Opera stage.
On September 26, Plácido Domingo performs with the Houston Grand Opera at the Wortham Theater Center for a one-night-only celebration of the re-opening of the Wortham after Hurricane Harvey.
Domingo first appeared on the Wortham stage thirty years ago, starring as Radamès in Verdi’s masterpiece Aida for the theater’s opening. Following a year-long journey to restore the Wortham, Domingo returns to the stage for Coming Home, a magical evening of music celebrating a much-anticipated homecoming for Houston Grand Opera. Domingo is joined in concert by the HGO Orchestra and guest soprano Ana María Martínez. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers conducts.
On October 12, Sony Classical releases Volver, a musical collaboration between the legendary Plácido Domingo and classical guitarist Pablo Sáinz-Villegas. Together, the pair play and sing famous Iberian and Latin American songs, including Violeta Parras’s "Gracias a la vida" and Alfredo Le Pera’s "Volver". Grammy winner Rafa Sardina arranged the music, capturing Plácido Domingo’s incredible voice in a uniquely intimate way.
The album’s first single, Carlo Gardel and Álvaro Carrillo’s "Sabor a mí" is now available.