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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Placido Domingo - Recital Of Italian Operatic Arias album art Placido Domingo - Orchester der Deutschen Oper, Berlin*, Nello Santi Placido Domingo - Orchester der Deutschen Oper, Berlin*, Nello Santi - Recital Of Italian Operatic Arias (Album, Comp) London Records Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Placido Domingo - Romantic Arias album art Placido Domingo Romantic Arias (Album, Comp) RCA Red Seal US 1969 Sell This Version
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 USA & Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Placido Domingo - Romanzas De Zarzules album art Placido Domingo Romanzas De Zarzules (Comp, Album) EMI US 1970 Sell This Version
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 US 1970 Sell This Version
Placido Domingo - Great Operatic Duets album art Domingo*, Milnes* Domingo*, Milnes* - Great Operatic Duets (Album) RCA Red Seal Germany 1971 Sell This Version
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, RCA Red Seal UK 1971 Sell This Version
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 France 1971 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
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 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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 UK 1971 Sell This Version
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 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
CAM 1209 Placido Domingo - The Magic Of Placido Domingo album art Placido Domingo The Magic Of Placido Domingo(Cass) Pickwick International, Inc. CAM 1209 UK 1971 Sell This Version
OPO 1003 Placido Domingo - Highlights From Carmen / Aida album art Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Franco Corelli, Robert Merrill, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Erich Leinsdorf, The London Symphony Orchestra Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Franco Corelli, Robert Merrill, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Erich Leinsdorf, The London Symphony Orchestra - Highlights From Carmen / Aida(LP) RCA OPO 1003 UK 1971 Sell This Version
Placido Domingo - Verdi's Greatest Hits album art Leontyne Price, Montserrat Caballé, Anna Moffo, Placido Domingo, Carlo Bergonzi, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Robert Merrill Leontyne Price, Montserrat Caballé, Anna Moffo, Placido Domingo, Carlo Bergonzi, Alfredo Kraus, Sherrill Milnes, Robert Merrill - Verdi's Greatest Hits (Comp) RCA Corporation US 1972 Sell This Version
Placido Domingo - San Francisco Opera Gala album art Kirsten Flagstad, Jussi Björling, Zinka Milanov, Leonard Warren, Mario del Monaco, Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Georg Solti, Vienna Philharmusica Symphony Orchestra, Inge Borkh, Cesare Siepi, Leonie Rysanek, Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter, Leontyne Price, Robert Merrill, Giorgio Tozzi, Jon Vickers, Paul Schöffler, Sena Jurinac, Renato Cioni, James McCracken, Tito Gobbi, John Lanigan, John Dobson, Joan Sutherland, Regina Resnik, Pilar Lorengar, Ettore Bastianini, Franco Corelli, Stuart Burrows, Régine Crespin, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Luciano Pavarotti, Gwyneth Jones, Teresa Berganza, Cristina Deutekom, James King (3), Placido Domingo, Geraint Evans, Helen Donath, Carlo Bergonzi, Erich Leinsdorf, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Bruno Bartoletti, Richard Bonynge, Giuseppe Patanè, Silvio Varviso, Nino Sanzogno Kirsten Flagstad, Jussi Björling, Zinka Milanov, Leonard Warren, Mario del Monaco, Renata Tebaldi, Giulietta Simionato, Georg Solti, Vienna Philharmusica Symphony Orchestra, Inge Borkh, Cesare Siepi, Leonie Rysanek, Birgit Nilsson, Hans Hotter, Leontyne Price, Robert Merrill, Giorgio Tozzi, Jon Vickers, Paul Schöffler, Sena Jurinac, Renato Cioni, James McCracken, Tito Gobbi, John Lanigan, John Dobson, Joan Sutherland, Regina Resnik, Pilar Lorengar, Ettore Bastianini, Franco Corelli, Stuart Burrows, Régine Crespin, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Luciano Pavarotti, Gwyneth Jones, Teresa Berganza, Cristina Deutekom, James King (3), Placido Domingo, Geraint Evans, Helen Donath, Carlo Bergonzi, Erich Leinsdorf, Francesco Molinari-Pradelli, Bruno Bartoletti, Richard Bonynge, Giuseppe Patanè, Silvio Varviso, Nino Sanzogno - San Francisco Opera Gala (Album) London Records US 1972 Sell This Version
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 US 1972 Sell This Version
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 Italy 1972 Sell This Version
Placido Domingo - Domingo Sings Caruso album art Placido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra* Placido Domingo, London Symphony Orchestra* - Domingo Sings Caruso (Album) RCA Red Seal US 1972 Sell This Version
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 RCA Red Seal US 1971 Sell This Version
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 US 1970 Sell This Version
Placido Domingo - The Tales Of Hoffmann (Les Contes D'Hoffmann) album art Offenbach* / Joan SutherlandPlacido DomingoGabriel Bacquier / L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande / Richard Bonynge Offenbach* / Joan SutherlandPlacido DomingoGabriel Bacquier / L'Orchestre De La Suisse Romande / Richard Bonynge - The Tales Of Hoffmann (Les Contes D'Hoffmann) (Album) Decca US 1972 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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 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