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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SCE 963 Placido Domingo - La Dolorosa / Los Claveles album art Teresa Berganza - Placido Domingo - Ramon Contreras, Orquestra Simfónica De Barcelona, Luis A. Garcia-Navarro* Teresa Berganza - Placido Domingo - Ramon Contreras, Orquestra Simfónica De Barcelona, Luis A. Garcia-Navarro* - La Dolorosa / Los Claveles (Album) Alhambra (2) SCE 963 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
RK 02646(3) Placido Domingo - Norma album art Bellini*, Montserrat Caballé, Fiorenza Cossotto, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, Carlo Felice Cillario, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, John McCarthy Bellini*, Montserrat Caballé, Fiorenza Cossotto, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, Carlo Felice Cillario, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, John McCarthy - Norma (Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal RK 02646(3) Italy 1973 Sell This Version
ARL3-0564 Placido Domingo - Simon Boccanegra album art G. Verdi* - Piero Cappuccilli, Placido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Ruggero Raimondi, Gian Piero Mastromei, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Orchestra E Coro Della RCA* G. Verdi* - Piero Cappuccilli, Placido Domingo, Katia Ricciarelli, Ruggero Raimondi, Gian Piero Mastromei, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, Orchestra E Coro Della RCA* - Simon Boccanegra (Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal ARL3-0564 US 1973 Sell This Version
38 281 2 Placido Domingo - Tosca album art Puccini*, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Zubin Mehta Puccini*, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Zubin Mehta - Tosca (Album) RCA Red Seal 38 281 2 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
MMG 1155 Placido Domingo - La Dolorosa / Los Claveles album art Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo Teresa Berganza, Placido Domingo - La Dolorosa / Los Claveles(LP, Album) The Moss Music Group, Inc. MMG 1155 Spain 1973 Sell This Version
C 195-02 464/66 Placido Domingo - Mefistofele album art Arrigo Boito, Norman Treigle, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, The London Symphony Orchestra, Julius Rudel Arrigo Boito, Norman Treigle, Placido Domingo, Montserrat Caballé, The Ambrosian Opera Chorus, The London Symphony Orchestra, Julius Rudel - Mefistofele (Album) His Master's Voice C 195-02 464/66 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ARD1-0566 Martina Arroyo, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi, James Levine (2), New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir Martina Arroyo, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Ruggero Raimondi, James Levine (2), New Philharmonia Orchestra, John Alldis Choir - Verdi - I Vespri Siciliani (Highlights) (Album) RCA ARD1-0566 US 1974 Sell This Version
ARD1-0567 Placido Domingo - Tosca - Highlights album art Giacomo Puccini, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, John Alldis Choir, John Alldis Giacomo Puccini, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Zubin Mehta, John Alldis Choir, John Alldis - Tosca - Highlights (Album) RCA Red Seal ARD1-0567 US 1974 Sell This Version
TRL1 7028 Placido Domingo - Domingo a Puccini album art Placido Domingo Domingo a Puccini (Album) RCA TRL1 7028 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
SKB-R 25120/1-4, 26.35036 Placido Domingo - I Vespri Siciliani album art Verdi* - Arroyo*, Domingo*, Milnes*, Raimondi*, James Levine (2), New Philharmonia Orchestra, The John Alldis Choir* Verdi* - Arroyo*, Domingo*, Milnes*, Raimondi*, James Levine (2), New Philharmonia Orchestra, The John Alldis Choir* - I Vespri Siciliani (Album) RCA Red Seal SKB-R 25120/1-4, 26.35036 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
SET 569 Placido Domingo - The Tales Of Hoffmann / Les Contes D'Hoffmann - Highlights album art Offenbach*Joan SutherlandPlacido DomingoGabriel BacquierL'Orchestre De La Suisse RomandeRichard Bonynge Offenbach*Joan SutherlandPlacido DomingoGabriel BacquierL'Orchestre De La Suisse RomandeRichard Bonynge - The Tales Of Hoffmann / Les Contes D'Hoffmann - Highlights (Comp) Decca SET 569 UK 1972 Sell This Version
3 C165-02548/50 Placido Domingo - Aida album art Verdi*, Caballé*, Domingo*, Cossotto*, Cappuccilli*, Ghiaurov*, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Riccardo Muti Verdi*, Caballé*, Domingo*, Cossotto*, Cappuccilli*, Ghiaurov*, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Riccardo Muti - Aida (Album) Die Stimme Seines Herrn, His Master's Voice, EMI Electrola 3 C165-02548/50 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
31 471-6 Placido Domingo - La Bohème album art Giacomo Puccini - Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Sherrill MilnesJudith Blegen, Ruggero Raimondi, Vicente Sardinero, John Alldis Choir, London Symphony Orchestra*, Georg Solti Giacomo Puccini - Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Sherrill MilnesJudith Blegen, Ruggero Raimondi, Vicente Sardinero, John Alldis Choir, London Symphony Orchestra*, Georg Solti - La Bohème (Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal, RCA 31 471-6 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
ARD2-0371 Placido Domingo - La Bohème album art Puccini*, Domingo*, Milnes*, Blegen*, Sardinero*, Raimondi*, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, The John Alldis Choir*, Georg Solti Puccini*, Domingo*, Milnes*, Blegen*, Sardinero*, Raimondi*, London Philharmonic Orchestra*, The John Alldis Choir*, Georg Solti - La Bohème(2xLP, Album, Quad + Box, Hol) RCA Red Seal ARD2-0371 US 1974 Sell This Version
SCE 973 Placido Domingo - El Gran Placido album art Placido Domingo El Gran Placido(LP) Alhambra (2) SCE 973 Spain 1974 Sell This Version
AGL1-7141 Placido Domingo - Verdi & Puccini Duets album art Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Nello Santi Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Leontyne Price, Placido Domingo, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Nello Santi - Verdi & Puccini Duets (Album) RCA Red Seal AGL1-7141 US 1975 Sell This Version
ARL1-1114 Placido Domingo - La Navarraise album art Jules Massenet, Henry Lewis, Marilyn Horne, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Gabriel Bacquier, Nicola Zaccaria, Ryland Davies Jules Massenet, Henry Lewis, Marilyn Horne, Placido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Gabriel Bacquier, Nicola Zaccaria, Ryland Davies - La Navarraise RCA Red Seal ARL1-1114 US 1975 Sell This Version
SCE-973 Placido Domingo - Placido Domingo album art Placido Domingo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona*, Luis A. García Navarro* Placido Domingo, Orquesta Sinfónica de Barcelona*, Luis A. García Navarro* - Placido Domingo (Album) Alhambra (2) SCE-973 US 1975 Sell This Version
1C 195-02 679/81 Q Placido Domingo - Un Ballo In Maschera album art Verdi*, Arroyo*, Domingo*, Cappuccilli*, Cossotto*, Grist*, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti Verdi*, Arroyo*, Domingo*, Cappuccilli*, Cossotto*, Grist*, Chorus Of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti - Un Ballo In Maschera (Album) His Master's Voice, EMI Electrola 1C 195-02 679/81 Q Germany 1975 Sell This Version
S-37159 Placido Domingo - Great Scenes From Mefistofele album art Boito*, Norman Treigle, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo Boito*, Norman Treigle, Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo - Great Scenes From Mefistofele Angel Records S-37159 US 1976 Sell This Version
CBS 79302, M3 34207 Placido Domingo - Louise album art Gustave Charpentier - Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo, Georges Prêtre Gustave Charpentier - Ileana Cotrubas, Placido Domingo, Georges Prêtre - Louise (Album) CBS, Columbia Masterworks CBS 79302, M3 34207 Europe 1976 Sell This Version
2709 062 Placido Domingo - Macbeth album art Verdi* - Shirley Verrett, Piero Cappuccilli, Plácido Domingo*, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Coro* E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Claudio Abbado Verdi* - Shirley Verrett, Piero Cappuccilli, Plácido Domingo*, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Coro* E Orchestra Del Teatro Alla Scala, Claudio Abbado - Macbeth (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2709 062 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
3C 065-02639 Placido Domingo - Aida Highlights album art Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Luigi Roni, Orchestra Philharmonia*, Riccardo Muti, Verdi* Montserrat Caballé, Placido Domingo, Fiorenza Cossotto, Piero Cappuccilli, Nicolai Ghiaurov, Luigi Roni, Orchestra Philharmonia*, Riccardo Muti, Verdi* - Aida Highlights (Comp, Album) His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice 3C 065-02639 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
2310 440 Placido Domingo - Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz album art Placido Domingo Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herz (Comp, Album) Polydor 2310 440 Colombia 1976 Sell This Version
M3 34211 Placido Domingo - Le Cid album art Massenet* - Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, Paul Plishka, Opera Orchestra Of New York*, Eve Queler, Byrne Camp Chorale Massenet* - Placido Domingo, Grace Bumbry, Paul Plishka, Opera Orchestra Of New York*, Eve Queler, Byrne Camp Chorale - Le Cid (Album) Columbia Masterworks M3 34211 US 1976 Sell This Version