Bert Kaempfert. Nicholas Brodszky. Somewhere, Besame Mucho - Placido Domingo - My Life For A Song (CD from "West Side Story". Leonard Bernstein. Try to Remember, song from The Fantasticks. Lee Holdridge. Arthur Schwartz. Love Story. Francis Lai. Harold Arlen. Later inhe debuted as the Conte di Luna in Il trovatore in Berlin. Domingo's father was half Aragonese and half Catalanwhile his mother was a Basque from Gipuzkoa.
His father began as a violinist performing for opera and zarzuela orchestras. He soon also took on baritone roles in zarzuelas. Even though he damaged his voice by performing while suffering from a cold, he continued singing into the s. Domingo's mother was an established soprano who made her stage debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. Domingo later recalled that experts encouraged his father to sing Wagnerian heldentenor roles, while the Liceu offered his mother a contract to sing opera.
His parents later stayed permanently in Mexico and established their own zarzuela troupe, the Domingo-Embil Company. On 1 AugustDomingo married Marta Ornelas borna lyric soprano from VeracruzMexico, whom he met during his conservatory days. After their marriage, the couple performed together frequently at Besame Mucho - Placido Domingo - My Life For A Song (CD Israel National Opera. However, after she became pregnant with her first child, she gave up her promising career to devote time to her family.
After a period of time living in Israel, Domingo and his growing family moved to Teaneck, New Jersey in the s. Keeping his apartment in New York, he currently also has a house in his native Madrid. During breaks in his work schedule, he usually spends time with family at his vacation home in AcapulcoMexico. In March he underwent surgery for colon cancer. In AugustDomingo was accused by multiple women of sexual harassment. Eight singers and a dancer said that Album) sexually harassed them in incidents that spanned three decades from the late s.
Additional women came forward expressing their discomfort due to his sexual advances. The Associated Press reported speaking to "almost three dozen other singers, dancers, orchestra musicians, members of backstage staff, voice teachers and an administrator who said they witnessed inappropriate sexually-tinged behavior by Domingo".
I am blessed and privileged to have had a more than year career in opera and will hold myself to the highest standards. In Septemberthe Metropolitan Opera announced it would be ending its year relationship with Domingo in light of the allegations of sexual harassment by "several women".
Following the announcement, Domingo issued a statement: "While I strongly dispute recent allegations made about me In FebruaryDomingo apologized for causing hurt to several women who accused him.
I will repeat that as long as I live. Domingo has made over recordingsmost of which are full-length operas; he has recorded nearly all of opera's leading tenor roles, several of them more than once.
As a teenager, he first appeared in very small parts on the Spanish-language original cast versions of the musicals My Fair Lady and Redhead InDomingo's first recital album for RCA Red Seal was issued, and he recorded his first complete opera in the studio, Il trovatorewith Leontyne Price and Sherrill Milnes also for RCA, which would be his primary record label throughout the entire s; RCA recorded Domingo, Milnes and Price together several more times, both in complete operas and recital discs.
Domingo followed Il trovatore with a steady stream of complete recorded operas from the s through the early years of the next century. Starting with Il tabarro in and ending with Edgar inDomingo has recorded all of Puccini's operatic roles for tenor. Among his albums is a box set of every major tenor aria Verdi composed, including several obscure and rarely performed versions in languages different from the original operas, and written only for specific performances.
He has also recorded the vocal parts in many symphonic works and has conducted on some of his albums. A review, headlined "Vocal perfections", in the 8 August issue of The Economist called the recording "monumental" and praised it for having "a musical lyricism and a sexual passion that make the cost and the effort entirely worthwhile".
More recently Domingo has appeared with Angela Gheorghiu on a recording of Fedoraan opera in which he often appeared onstage, and as the baritone in a live version of Giovanna d'Arco with Anna Netrebko.
In Septemberaged 70, he signed an exclusive record contract with Sony Classics. Placido has studied, travelled, and performed and his love of music has become very strong. In addition to his classical recordings, Domingo Besame Mucho - Placido Domingo - My Life For A Song (CD released numerous crossover albums.
His output of non-operatic recordings accelerated after his pop album, Perhaps Lovewent gold and eventually platinum. He won a second Grammy the same year for Carmen under the baton of Lorin Maazel. He has also recorded some sacred musica collection of Argentine tangosan album of Broadway show tunesselections from Viennese operettasand several zarzuelas, as well as zarzuela romanzas and duets.
Domingo has starred in several opera films. Over the course of decades, he has sung in numerous Live from the Metropolitan Opera telecasts and Met radio broadcasts.
He has also appeared often in televised performances from other opera houses. In addition, many of his concerts and zarzuela evenings have been televised. Beyond his filmed opera and concert performances, he has frequently made guest appearances on television. Cliff Huxtable. The tenor was the first Spaniard to perform at an Academy Awards ceremony. Domingo was the executive producer of the critically acclaimed Mexican film The Other Conquestproduced by his son Alvaro and directed by Salvador Carrasco, in which Domingo also sang the original aria "Mater Aeterna", composed by Samuel Zyman with lyrics by Carrasco.
He was also heard performing the song "In Pace", during the closing credits of Kenneth Branagh 's Hamlet He also appeared as Manolo's great-grandfather in the animated film The Book of Life in Vienna was chosen to host the event due to its reputation as a capital of music and the particular charm of Austria during Christmas time. On 23 Decemberthe first in what would turn out to be a series of Christmas in Vienna concerts was seen worldwide by several hundred million people.
By the s and s, popular cultural forms, especially television programs, began to reference Domingo, often as a prototypical opera singer or as part of the influential Three Tenors.
In the series, Placido Flamingo was a pink singing bird who appeared regularly on "Live from the Nest" a play on "Live from the Met" telecasts from the Nestropolitan Opera. In the special " Sesame Street InDomingo had a cameo role on The Simpsonsthe longest running American scripted prime time television series and winner of over thirty Emmy Awards. He provided the voice for an animated version of himself in the episode " The Homer of Seville ", which revolves around Homer Simpson becoming an opera singer.
After an opera performance, Homer chats with Domingo, who tells him to call him "P. Dingo" a play on " P. Un Uomo tra la Folla 5. La chanson des vieux amants 6. Come What May 7. From this Moment on 9. Eternally Jalousie The Girl from Ipanema After a recording career spanning more than fifty years of classical performances, Placido Domingo fulfills his wish to record an album of famous songs that accompanied his life.
The Maestro himself chose the repertoire on SONGS, his first pop album in over twenty years, paying tribute to some of the greatest songwriters and including Besame Mucho - Placido Domingo - My Life For A Song (CD of the world's most popular songs from the past seventy years. You can definitely hear the difference. The Star Club version has more balls to it.
It is Consuelo and it is a female name. Yes, Luis is absolutely right. Consuelo is a female name in Spanish. Consuela is just nonsense rubbish. Just to clarify… This session from 6 June was not an audition.
It was their first bona fide recording session for EMI. They were already signed to the company. Just to clarify. George Martin and EMI documentation confirms this. I had this very diverse little record collection from which I was culling material.
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