Placido Domingo

Real Name:
José Plácido Domingo Embil
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Spanish tenor opera singer, moving into Baritone when he was older; popularly known as one of The Three Tenors. Also a very accomplished pianist, and more recently as a conductor.

Born 21 January 1941 in Madrid, Spain, he moved to Mexico early in his life. Both his mother Pepita Embil and father Plácido Domingo Ferrer were well-known performers in the Zarzuela operatic theatre movement, which was where he gained his musical inspiration and passion from.

As well as his continued performance commitments, he served as the General Director of the Washington National Opera in Washington DC, and the Los Angeles Opera in California. He also found time for many humanitarian works for charity and musical initiatives, including "Operalia: The World Opera Competition" which he founded in 1993 for upcoming young opera singers.

While neither of his children have followed in opera, his name will be carried on, as he is Plácido Domingo II, one of his sons is Plácido Domingo III, and a grandson Plácido Domingo IV.
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R8S 1121, R8S-1121 Placido Domingo - Romantic Arias album art Placido Domingo Romantic Arias (Album, Comp) RCA Red Seal R8S 1121, R8S-1121 US 1969 Sell This Version
LSC-3203 Placido Domingo - Il Trovatore  Highlights album art Giuseppe Verdi, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Fiorenza Cossotto, Zubin Mehta Giuseppe Verdi, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Fiorenza Cossotto, Zubin Mehta - Il Trovatore Highlights RCA, RCA, RCA Red Seal LSC-3203 USA & Canada 1970 Sell This Version
1150 Placido Domingo - Romanzas De Zarzuelas album art Placido Domingo Romanzas De Zarzuelas (Comp, Album) EMI 1150 US 1970 Sell This Version
M2 30060 Placido Domingo - Requiem album art Verdi* - Leonard Bernstein, Martina ArroyoJosephine VeaseyPlacido DomingoRuggero Raimondi, The London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Arthur Oldham Verdi* - Leonard Bernstein, Martina ArroyoJosephine VeaseyPlacido DomingoRuggero Raimondi, The London Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Chorus, Arthur Oldham - Requiem (Album) Columbia Masterworks M2 30060 US 1970 Sell This Version
JB 99 Placido Domingo - Arias From Italian Opera album art Placido Domingo - Orchester der Deutschen Oper, Berlin*, Nello Santi Placido Domingo - Orchester der Deutschen Oper, Berlin*, Nello Santi - Arias From Italian Opera (Comp, Album) Decca, Decca JB 99 Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
HRE 374-3 Placido Domingo - Roberto Devereux album art Donizetti*, Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo, Susanne Marsee, Louis Quilico Donizetti*, Beverly Sills, Placido Domingo, Susanne Marsee, Louis Quilico - Roberto Devereux(3xLP + Box) HRE HRE 374-3 1970 Sell This Version
LSC 6198 Placido Domingo - Aida album art Verdi* - Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Grace Bumbry, Ruggero Raimondi, Hans Sotin, Erich Leinsdorf, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir Verdi* - Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Grace Bumbry, Ruggero Raimondi, Hans Sotin, Erich Leinsdorf, The London Symphony Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Aida (Album) RCA Red Seal LSC 6198 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
LSC 3182 Placido Domingo - Great Operatic Duets album art Domingo*, Milnes* Domingo*, Milnes* - Great Operatic Duets (Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal LSC 3182 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
2726 052 Placido Domingo - Oberon album art Carl Maria von Weber, Rafael Kubelik, Birgit Nilsson, Julia Hamari, Placido Domingo, Hermann Prey, Donald Grobe, Sinfonie-Orchester Des Bayrischen Rundfunks* Carl Maria von Weber, Rafael Kubelik, Birgit Nilsson, Julia Hamari, Placido Domingo, Hermann Prey, Donald Grobe, Sinfonie-Orchester Des Bayrischen Rundfunks* - Oberon (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2726 052 France 1971 Sell This Version
1C 063-02 234 Placido Domingo - Don Carlos album art Giuseppe Verdi - Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Simon Estes, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi, Shirley Verrett, Ambrosian Opera Chorus*, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; Carlo Maria Giulini Giuseppe Verdi - Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Simon Estes, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi, Shirley Verrett, Ambrosian Opera Chorus*, Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; Carlo Maria Giulini - Don Carlos (Album, Comp) His Master's Voice 1C 063-02 234 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
1E 165 . 02149/52 Placido Domingo - Don Carlo album art Verdi* ' Placido Domingo ' Montserrat Caballé ' Ruggero Raimondi ' Shirley Verrett ' Sherrill Milnes ' Giovanni Foiani ' Simon Estes - Ambrosian Opera Chorus* & Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden : Carlo Maria Giulini Verdi* ' Placido Domingo ' Montserrat Caballé ' Ruggero Raimondi ' Shirley Verrett ' Sherrill Milnes ' Giovanni Foiani ' Simon Estes - Ambrosian Opera Chorus* & Orchestra Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden : Carlo Maria Giulini - Don Carlo (Album) His Master's Voice 1E 165 . 02149/52 UK 1971 Sell This Version
77416 Placido Domingo - Der Rosenkavalier album art Richard Strauss, Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic*, Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Walter Berry, Lucia Popp, Placido Domingo Richard Strauss, Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic*, Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Walter Berry, Lucia Popp, Placido Domingo - Der Rosenkavalier (Album) CBS 77416 UK 1971 Sell This Version
LSC 3251 Placido Domingo - The Art Of Placido Domingo album art Placido Domingo, Nello Santi, London Symphony Orchestra* Placido Domingo, Nello Santi, London Symphony Orchestra* - The Art Of Placido Domingo (Album, Comp) RCA Red Seal LSC 3251 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
S2S 5770 Placido Domingo - Der Rosenkavalier Highlights album art Leonard Bernstein, Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Walter Berry, Lucia Popp, Placido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor Leonard Bernstein, Christa Ludwig, Gwyneth Jones, Walter Berry, Lucia Popp, Placido Domingo, Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Staatsopernchor - Der Rosenkavalier Highlights (Album) Columbia Masterworks S2S 5770 US 1972 Sell This Version
LMDS 7090 (LSC 7090) Placido Domingo - Pagliacci And Arias From La Bohème · Zazà · Chatterton album art Leoncavallo* - Domingo*, Caballé*, Milnes*, McDaniel* - London Symphony Orchestra*, Nello Santi, The John Alldis Choir* Leoncavallo* - Domingo*, Caballé*, Milnes*, McDaniel* - London Symphony Orchestra*, Nello Santi, The John Alldis Choir* - Pagliacci And Arias From La Bohème · Zazà · Chatterton (Album) RCA Red Seal LMDS 7090 (LSC 7090) Italy 1972 Sell This Version
LSC 3251 Placido Domingo - Domingo Sings Caruso album art Placido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra* Placido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra* - Domingo Sings Caruso (Album) RCA Red Seal LSC 3251 US 1972 Sell This Version
LSC-3220 Placido Domingo - Il Tabarro album art Puccini* - Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Erich Leinsdorf, New Philharmonia Orchestra Puccini* - Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Erich Leinsdorf, New Philharmonia Orchestra - Il Tabarro (Album) RCA Red Seal LSC-3220 US 1971 Sell This Version
LSC-6194 Placido Domingo - Il Trovatore album art Verdi* ' Leontyne Price ' Placido Domingo ' Sherrill Milnes ' Fiorenza Cossotto ' Zubin Mehta Verdi* ' Leontyne Price ' Placido Domingo ' Sherrill Milnes ' Fiorenza Cossotto ' Zubin Mehta - Il Trovatore (Album) RCA Red Seal LSC-6194 US 1970 Sell This Version
1C 193 02 269/70 Placido Domingo - Manon Lescaut album art Giacomo Puccini / Montserrat Caballé / Placido Domingo Giacomo Puccini / Montserrat Caballé / Placido Domingo - Manon Lescaut (Album) His Master's Voice, EMI 1C 193 02 269/70 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
6500 305-7.1 Placido Domingo - I Lombardi album art Verdi* / Cristina Deutekom, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Lamberto Gardelli, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ambrosian Singers Verdi* / Cristina Deutekom, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Lamberto Gardelli, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Ambrosian Singers - I Lombardi (Album) Philips 6500 305-7.1 UK 1972 Sell This Version
1436041 Placido Domingo - Manon Lescaut (Extraits) album art Giacomo Puccini, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo Giacomo Puccini, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo - Manon Lescaut (Extraits)(LP, Album) La Voix De Son Maître 1436041 France 1972 Sell This Version
7.192 Placido Domingo - Les grandes voix de notre temps album art Placido Domingo Les grandes voix de notre temps(LP, RE) Decca 7.192 France 1972 Sell This Version
1C 063-02 370 Placido Domingo - Manon Lescaux (Grosser Querschnitt In Italienischer Sprache) album art Giacomo Puccini, Montserrat Caballé, Vicente Sardinero, Placido Domingo, Noel Mangin, Robert Tear, Richard Van Allan, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Bruno Bartoletti Giacomo Puccini, Montserrat Caballé, Vicente Sardinero, Placido Domingo, Noel Mangin, Robert Tear, Richard Van Allan, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Bruno Bartoletti - Manon Lescaux (Grosser Querschnitt In Italienischer Sprache)(LP) EMI Electrola, Die Stimme Seines Herrn 1C 063-02 370 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
SLS 5051 Placido Domingo - Arias & Duets from Aida / Don Carlo / Manon Lescaut / Mefistofele album art Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé - Arias & Duets from Aida / Don Carlo / Manon Lescaut / Mefistofele(LP) EMI SLS 5051 UK 1972 Sell This Version
ARL1-0122 Placido Domingo - Domingo Conducts Milnes! Milnes Conducts Domingo! album art Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes - Domingo Conducts Milnes! Milnes Conducts Domingo! (Album) RCA ARL1-0122 US 1973 Sell This Version