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Placido Domingo

Tenor & Conductor
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Net worth 2018: $200 Million
Industry: Singers
Residence: Madrid, Spain
Country: Spanish
BirthDay: 21 January 1941
Sigh: Aquarius
Height: 1.87 m

Placido Domingo was bornon 21 January 1941 in Madrid, Spain, Spanish, is Tenor & Conductor. José Plácido Domingo Embil is a famous Spanish conductor and tenor who has recorded more than 100 opera performances. He is known as the ‘King of Opera’ and is considered one of the greatest tenors of his time. Plácido Domingo is well-known for his unique style and powerful voice. He has had the opportunity to perform in the most prestigious opera houses across the world in various languages like Italian, English, Russian, Spanish, German and French. Though he began his musical journey alone, later in his career he collaborated with fellow tenors Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras, and they are collectively called ‘The Three Tenors’. The trio enjoyed much international recognition and success. His performances have earned him many accolades like the Grammy Awards, The Latin Grammy Awards, The United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Medal of Honour from Oman to name a few. On the personal front, he is known to be deeply involved in humanitarian activities and has performed many a times for charity events, disaster relief and so on.


$200 Million


He shifted music styles and appeared in 18th century operas towards the end of the decade


In 2015, he also performed his debut title role in Verdi’s ‘Macbeth’ in Berlin, along with ‘Ernani’ in New York and ‘Gianni Schicchi’ in Los Angeles


He continues recording and in 2014 he released ‘Encanto del Mar: Mediterranean Songs’ and ‘Puccini: Manon Lescaut’


In 2013 he was hospitalized after suffering pulmonary embolism


In 2010, he had to undergo surgery as he was diagnosed with colon cancer and he made a complete recovery


In 2008, Plácido Domingo performed a duet with Chinese singer Song Zuying singing ‘The Flame of Love’ at the 2008 Summer Olympics closing ceremony held at Beijing


He developed several new roles in modern opera like the title character in ‘The First Emperor’ (2006), the poet Pablo Neruda in the opera adaptation of the film ‘II Postino’ to name a few


In 2002, he made a guest appearance in the song ‘Novus’ from the musical album Shaman by Santana


In 2000 he assumed the post of Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Opera company, and in 2003 he took the position of General Director of the same and stayed in this position till 2011


In 1996 he took up the role of becoming the artistic director of the Washington National Opera and held this post till 2011


In 1994, he performed his debut Mozart opera, ‘Idomeneo’


In 1991, he debuted through portrayal of the character in Parsifal and in 1992 he performed as Siegmund


The Three Tenors had initially performed on the eve of the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final in Rome


In 1986, Plácido Domingo got the opportunity to perform at the special concert held for Queen Elizabeth II


In 1984 he performed for the movie version of opera ‘Carmen’


In 1982 he performed in his opera movie titled ‘La Traviata’


Plácido Domingo recorded a song ‘Perhaps Love’ with American singer John Denver in 1981


In 1975 he debuted at the renowned Salzburg festival in the title role of ‘Don Carlo’


In 1973, Plácido Domingo conducted his initial opera presentation


In the year 1968, Plácido Domingo had his debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York


In the years that followed, he gained more exposure and made debut in many more platforms like Vienna State Opera (1967), Lyric Opera of Chicago (1968), San Francisco Opera (1969), La Scala(1969), Philadelphia Lyric Opera Company (1970) and Covet Garden (1971)


In 1966, he performed the title role of ‘Don Rodrigo’ and this earned him much appreciation and critical acclaim


He gave his debut performance with this group on 17 June 1965 in Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’


In 1962, he finalized a deal with Israel National Opera based in Tel Aviv


In 1961, he performed his first leading role in the opera ‘La traviata’ at Monterrey, Mexico


In 1959 Plácido Domingo auditioned for the baritone role at the Mexico National Opera


The couple had a son José Plácido Domingo Guerra on 16 June 1958 and he grew up to become a photographer


In 1957, he made his debut professional piano performance at a concert in Mérida, Yucatán


Plácido Domingo was born on 21 January 1941 to Spanish zarzuela artists and operettas Plácido Francisco Domingo Ferrer and Josefa "Pepita" Embil Echániz


With the onset of the 21st century, he concentrated on fresh roles

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