Personalities | Plácido Domingo | Modern Era | Opera
b. 1941, Spanish
Domingo holds a unique place in the world of opera as a singer, conductor and administrator. He is the most recorded tenor in history, which has allowed him to sing a wide variety of roles. Early in his career, his voice was light and lyrical, but over time it has acquired tremendous expression and power. His Don Carlos, Alvaro in La forza del destino and Manrico in Il trovatore are without peer, and he has more recently moved towards roles such as Verdi’s Otello and Wagner’s Siegmund. Having used great intelligence, stage presence and acting ability to sustain a distinguished career, Domingo began to run opera companies in Los Angeles and Washington while continuing to sing leading roles, more recently from the baritone repertoire.
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