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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
BIOGRAPHY

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.

NET WORTH STATISTIC
2018

$200 Million

TIMELINE
2018

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

In 2013 he was hospitalized after suffering pulmonary embolism

2010

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

2008

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

2006

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

2002

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

2000

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

1996

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

1994

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

1991

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

1990

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

1986

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

1984

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

1982

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

1981

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

1975

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

1973

In 1973, Plácido Domingo conducted his initial opera presentation

1968

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

1967

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)

1966

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

1965

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

1962

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

1961

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

1959

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

1958

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

1957

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

1941

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

1921

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

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