On August 28, the legendary Plácido Domingo performs at the newly opened Szent Gellért Forum in Szeged Hungary. The celebrated Domingo’s performance marks the opening performance at the new sports center.
Domingo is joined by frequent collaborator Ana María Martinez. Conductor Eugene Kohn leads the Mav Symphony Orchestra in a glorious evening of operatic favorites.
Plácido Domingo takes the stage for two performances of Luisa Miller in concert at the Salzburg Festival this August. A frequent performer at the Salzburg Festival, Domingo will portray Miller in Verdi’s familial tragedy.
Domingo is joined by Roberto Tagliavini as Il conte di Walter, Piotr Beczała as Rodolfo, and Nino Machaidze as Luisa. Conductor James Conlon leads the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and the Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus.
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Operalia 2019 is proud to present the winners of this year's competition.
Held at the Prague National Theater, this year's First Prize honors were awarded to Adriana Gonzalez (soprano, Guatemala) and Xabier Anduaga (tenor, Spain).
Second Prize honors were awarded to Maria Kataeva (mezzo-soprano, Russia) and Gihoon Kim (baritone, South Korea), both of whom were voted as audience favorites.
Christina Nilsson (soprano, Sweden) and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen (countertenor, USA/Germany) were awarded the Third Prize. The Pepita Embil Zarzuela Prize was awarded to Adriana Gonzalez and the Plácido Domingo Ferrer Zarzuela Prize was awarded to Xabier Anduaga. Russian soprano Anna Shapovalova was awarded the CulturArte de Puerto Rico Prize.
This year marked the 27th anniversary of Operalia, which was founded by Plácido Domingo in 1993 and has brought some of opera's most celebrated singers onto the world stage, including Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato, Rolando Villazón, and many others.
For the next six months, audiences around the world can watch the final round and award ceremony for free on-demand on medici.tv.
Congratulations to all the winners and participants for another great year!
This Friday, July 26, the final round of Operalia 2019 will be webcast live from the Prague National Theater.
Audiences around the world will be able to watch the final round and award ceremony on Medici.tv.
Founded by Plácido Domingo in 1993, Operalia has brought some of opera's most celebrated singers onto the world stage, including Nina Stemme, Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato, Rolando Villazón, and many others.
On August 7, Plácido Domingo performs at the legendary Terme di Caracalla for a special gala evening, “Noche Española.”
Conducted by Jordi Bernàcer, the evening also features soprano Ana María Martínez and tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz in an evening of zarzuela and Spanish classical music. The singers will be accompanied by the Rome Opera Theater Orchestra and the Antonio Gades Dance Company of Madrid.
Built between 212 and 216 AD, the Baths of Caracalla are among the largest thermal baths in the world. Almost 30 years ago, the famous ruins marked the backdrop for the original Three Tenors concert featuring Plácido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras and conductor Zubin Mehta.
This summer, the illustrious Arena di Verona celebrates the 50th anniversary of Plácido Domingo’s 1969 house debut with three performances in July and August.
Beginning on July 28, Domingo returns to Verona to conduct Verdi's Aida. The Gianfranco de Bosio production includes soprano Tamara Wilson (Aida), mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana (Amneris), and tenor Fabio Sartori (Radamés).
Later, on August 1, Domingo brings his distinguished baritone voice to the stage, performing as Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La Traviata. The classic Franco Zeffirelli production will be led by conductor Marco Armiliato and features 2007 Operalia winner Lisette Oropesa as Violetta Valéry and Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as Alfredo Germont.
Domingo closes his time at Arena di Verona on August 4 with a celebratory 50th Anniversary Gala honoring 50 years of singing on the Verona stage. Highlighting Domingo’s incredible passion and talent for the music of Giuseppe Verdi, the evening features excerpts from Nabucco, I Due Foscari, and Macbeth. Domingo is joined by Anna Pirozzi, Fabio Sartori, Rafał Siwek, Géraldine Chauvet, Elisabetta Zizzo, Romano Dal Zovo, Carlo Bosi, and Lorrie Garciaunder the baton of Jordi Bernàcer.