Tag Archives: Placido Domingo

Placido Hospitalized Overseas

by Suzanne Calvin

First the good news: Placido Domingo is expected to make a full recovery. Now the bad: He apparently suffered a pulmonary embolism in Madrid, news that has rocked the opera world. The 72-year-old tenor (who made his U.S. debut many years ago with the Dallas Opera) was in Spain to begin rehearsals for “Il Postino.” […]

From the Desk of Jonathan Pell, Artistic Director – LA Opera Part II

by Megan Meister

The LA Opera poster for Verdi’s I DUE FOSCARI, starring Placido Domingo I DUE FOSCARI was only Verdi’s 6th opera, coming after NABUCCO and ERNANI, but a few years before his great middle period, and long before the masterpieces he created at the end of his remarkable life.  Had he not written TROVATORE and TRAVIATA […]

Delivered Just in Time for the Holiday Weekend

by Suzanne Calvin

Via your Public Television station, KERA. On “Great Performances” this coming Friday evening (Nov. 25th), it’s “Il Postino from LA Opera,” a presentation of the world premiere performance of acclaimed Mexican composer Daniel Catan’s fourth and final opera. The new work starred Placido Domingo as Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and tenor Charles Castronovo (remember our romantic […]

Placido – and The Met's – Big Night

by tdoadmin

Twenty-nine soloists and chorus members performing arias from 23 operas — and not a single speech, according to the “New York Times” at the 125th Anniversary Gala of the Metropolitan Opera on Sunday night.  The event also marked the 40th anniversary of the indomitable Placido Domingo’s Metropolitan Opera debut (Yes, he performed) several years after […]

Placido – and The Met’s – Big Night

by Suzanne Calvin

Twenty-nine soloists and chorus members performing arias from 23 operas — and not a single speech, according to the “New York Times” at the 125th Anniversary Gala of the Metropolitan Opera on Sunday night.  The event also marked the 40th anniversary of the indomitable Placido Domingo’s Metropolitan Opera debut (Yes, he performed) several years after […]