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Concerts

Domingo In Tamerlano

November 26, 2010 Placido Domingo takes on a dramatic death scene as Bajazet in Handel's taut drama, Tamerlano.

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Lucrezia sq

August 27, 2010 The celebrated soprano takes on Donizetti's steamy title role, with Placido Domingo conducting.

Placido Domingo sing the title role in Verdi’s 'Simon Boccanegra' at the BBC Proms, July 18th.

August 13, 2010 The famed tenor takes on one of Verdi's most nuanced roles for baritone at this year's BBC Proms.

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View From Bridge

July 16, 2010 William Bolcom's searing opera is set in the immigrant enclave of Red Hook, Brooklyn, in the 1950s.

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Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni

May 21, 2010 Mozart's dark comedy features music of limitless genius, and a drama that lives up to the score.

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Placido Domingo and Sara Coburn

October 16, 2009 Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role, as Bajazet in Handel's taught drama, Tamerlano.

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November 14, 2008 Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role, as Bajazet in Handel's taught drama, Tamerlano.

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October 3, 2008 Placido Domingo conducts Puccini's Madame Butterfly from the Washington National Opera.

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June 6, 2008 In this grim drama, the bell announcing evening services means lights out for everyone — literally.

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February 22, 2008 Romance induced by a love potion is no match for the real thing in Donizetti's 'The Elixir of Love.'

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February 8, 2008 Placido Domingo returns to his musical roots to star in Moreno Torroba's zarzuela 'Luisa Fernanda'.

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January 25, 2008 Tenor Placido Domingo stars in a unique "Trilogy" of acts from three very different operas.

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October 12, 2007 Placido Domingo stars as Siegmund in Die Walkuere, from the Washington National Opera.

Interviews & Profiles

Placido Domingo; credit: Noel Vasquez / Getty Images

November 8, 2010 Rufus Wainwright, Tim Page and Renee Fleming reflect on Placido Domingo's performances as Otello.

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November 21, 2008 The two tenors perform together for the first time, as Domingo conducts Rossini in Washington, D.C.

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Chocquibtown performs

November 12, 2010 A summary of the award show's hits and misses.

News

Domingo Pl — er, Placido Domingo.

May 4, 2012 A transposed tenor and an inspiring tour: all the classical music news that's fit to link.

Detroit native Kid Rock (photographed here in Royal Oak, Mich. at a Mitt Romney campaign rally) will  for perform a benefit concert for the struggling Detroit Symphony.

March 2, 2012 Gergiev advertises for Putin, the Detroit Symphony teams up with Kid Rock and much more.

A duet for the ages: Domingo and Colbert.

February 24, 2012 Stephen Colbert sings Verdi with Domingo, Klinghoffer riles London and a kerfuffle over Golijov.

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein, one of the newest MacArthur "geniuses."

September 23, 2011 From China to Iraq and back again: All the news that's fit to link.

Conductor Roberto Paternostro leads a rehearsal with the Israel Chamber Orchestra on July 25, 2011 at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany.

July 29, 2011 From Israelis playing Wagner in Germany to a pirate-fighting tenor.

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Placido Domingo kicks a penalty shot in a July 2008 charity soccer match held in Hungary.

June 7, 2011 Will one of the world's biggest opera stars help reform the soccer organization FIFA?

All the classical music news that's fit to link.

May 27, 2011 Opera, opera, opera and ... Justin Timberlake: your weekly roundup of classical music news.

Chocquibtown performs

November 12, 2010 A summary of the award show's hits and misses.

Tenor Placido Domingo bids farewell to the Washington National Opera

September 27, 2010 As the superstar tenor decides not to renew his contract, the opera company questions its future.

Placido Domingo

November 3, 2009 One of the most soaring voices in the world has taken a dive, but we don't mean that unkindly.

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February 20, 2009 The famed tenor wins the largest prize in classical music, funded by late soprano Birgit Nilsson.

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December 21, 2006 Tan Dun's opera is a $2 million stage epic with Placido Domingo as the man who united China.

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Baritone Alan Held

October 7, 2011 Wagner's lonely wanderer anticipates a generation of Westerns — in a vivid and compelling story.

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Erwin Schrott as Don Giovanni

September 23, 2011 Mozart's dark comedy features music of limitless genius, and a drama that lives up to the score.

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Placido Domingo stars as Bajazet, with soprano Sara Coburn as Asteria, in Handel's Tamerlano.

September 16, 2011 Placido Domingo takes on his 126th role: as Bajazet in Handel's taut drama Tamerlano.

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Baritone Alan Held

January 21, 2011 Alan Held makes an impression as the mysterious title character in Wagner's The Flying Dutchman.

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Soprano Renee Fleming

September 11, 2009 Fleming sings the steamy title role, with Placido Domingo conducting, from Washington, D.C.

In a production of Verdi's opera Rigoletto at the Sydney Opera House, the title character (baritone Jonathan Summers) reels at the discovery of his dead daughter.

April 11, 2012 Hear why these three composers are still superstars in opera houses worldwide.

Charles Castronovo stars as the bashful postman in Daiel Catan's opera, Il Postino.

November 24, 2011 The late composer's delightful final opera will be broadcast on many PBS stations.

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May 29, 2008 William Berger, author of Wagner Without Fear, chooses his favorite Wagner recordings.

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Sacred Arias

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Rossini: The Barber of Seville

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  • Album: Rossini: The Barber of Seville
  • Artist: Claudio Abbado
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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

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  • Album: Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer
  • Artist: Woldemar Nelsson
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  • Released: 1992
 

Mozart: Don Giovanni

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  • Artist: Lorin Maazel
  • Label: CBS Records
  • Released: 1979
 

Handel: Operatic Arias

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  • Album: Handel: Operatic Arias
  • Artist: David Daniels
  • Label: Virgin
  • Released: 1998
 

Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani

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  • Album: Verdi: I Vespri Siciliani
  • Artist: Placido Domingo
  • Label: RCA Red Seal
  • Released: 1974
 

Bravo Domingo

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  • Album: Bravo Domingo
  • Artist: Plácido Domingo
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1998
 

Romanzas de Zarzuelas

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  • Album: Romanzas de Zarzuelas
  • Artist: Plácido Domingo
  • Label: EMI Classics
  • Released: 1992
 

The Very Best of Placido Domingo

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  • Album: The Very Best of Placido Domingo
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  • Released: 2003
 

Sempre Belcanto: The Legendary First Recital Recording

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  • Album: Sempre Belcanto: The Legendary First Recital Recording
  • Artist: Plácido Domingo
  • Label: Teldec
  • Released: 1998
 

Die Walkuere

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  • Album: Die Walkuere
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3 Legendary Tenors: Caruso; Gigli; McCormack

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  • Album: 3 Legendary Tenors: Caruso; Gigli; McCormack
  • Artist: Enrico Caruso
  • Label: RCA
  • Released: 1996
 

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

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  • Album: Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
  • Artist: Plácido Domingo
  • Label: EMI
  • Released: 2005
 

Verdi: Rigoletto

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  • Album: Verdi: Rigoletto
  • Artist: James Levine
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 1998
 

Verdi: The Tenor Arias

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  • Album: Verdi: The Tenor Arias
  • Artist: Plácido Domingo
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Released: 2001
 

Ritorna vincitor!

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  • Album: Ritorna vincitor!
  • Artist: Birgit Nilsson
  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2003