Plácido Domingo


A world-renowned, multifaceted artist, Plácido Domingo is recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, as well as a conductor and a major force as an opera administrator in his role as Eli and Edythe Broad General Director of LA Opera. His repertoire encompasses 147 roles, a number unmatched by any other tenor, with nearly 3,700 career performances. His more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets and crossover discs have earned him 13 Grammy Awards, including four Latin Grammys, and he has made more than 50 music videos and won two Emmy Awards. In addition to three feature opera films – Carmen, La traviata, and Otello – he voiced the role of Monte in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, played himself on The Simpsons, and his telecast of Tosca from Rome was seen by more than one billion people in 117 countries. In 1990, he and his colleagues, José Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti, formed The Three Tenors, triumphing worldwide and attracting millions of new fans to opera. Domingo has conducted more than 500 opera performances and symphonic concerts with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, LA Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic, Montréal Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Berlin Philharmonic. In 2008, he appeared in the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, performing for an estimated television audience of almost two billion people worldwide. That same year he celebrated the 40th anniversary of his debut at the Metropolitan Opera. He has opened the Met season a record-setting 21 times; in 1999 he surpassed Enrico Caruso’s record of 17 Met opening nights. This season, in addition to conducting several international opera performances, Domingo portrays the title role/Macbeth in Madrid, Berlin, Vienna, Los Angeles, and Beijing; Giorgio Germont/La traviata in New York, Munich, and Valencia; and Rodrigo/Don Carlo in Vienna.

Previously at Lyric: Celebrating Plácido (2106|17); Concert with Ana María Martínez and Sir Andrew Davis (2015|16); 13 roles since 1968, most recently Siegmund/Die Walküre (2004|05); title role/Idomeneo (1997|98); Loris Ipanov/Fedora (1994|95).

Last updated: March 9, 2017