Personalities | Plácido Domingo | Contemporary | Classical
Domingo was brought up in Mexico, where he made his debut as a baritone in 1957. He appeared as a tenor in Dallas in 1961, and was a member of the Israeli National Opera 1962–65. He sang Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly) at the New York City Opera in 1965, Maurizio in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur at the Metropolitan Opera in 1968, Verdi’s Ernani at La Scala, Milan, in 1969, and Puccini’s Cavaradossi at Covent Garden in 1971. He has sung Verdi’s Otello on stage, on film and three times on record. In recent years he has moved into the Wagnerian repertory as well as, increasingly, into baritone roles.
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