August 27, 2009 |
Yo-Yo Ma and Placido Domingo are irrepressible collaborating animals. A list of artists in many disciplines and from the vast array of cultures with whom they have worked could probably fill a phone book for a mid-size town in Iowa. There may not be much important repertory for cello and tenor, but Domingo is also a conductor, and sooner or later these two ever-eager superstars simply had to perform together. That finally happened Tuesday night at the Hollywood Bowl. Ma was soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Dvorak's Cello Concerto, and Domingo stood on the podium.
February 3, 2014 |
Maximilian Schell, the commanding Austrian-born actor who died Saturday at 83, is being remembered in obituaries for his long movie career, especially his Oscar-winning role in "Judgment at Nuremberg. " In Los Angeles, audiences had the good fortune to appreciate another side of Schell -- opera director. Schell was a friend of Plácido Domingo, and the tenor brought Schell to Southern California to direct two productions at L.A. Opera -- " Lohengrin " in 2001 and " Der Rosenkavalier " in 2005.
March 15, 2012
Plácido Domingo will sing the title character in Verdi's "Nabucco" for the first time at the Royal Opera in London next year. The new production, announced Wednesday, will be the fourth new role for Domingo in a little more than a year, all baritone parts. The 71-year-old general director of L.A. Opera, famous for his decades as a tenor, also is slated to make role debuts in Massenet's "Thais" in March in Spain, Verdi's "I Due Foscari" at Los Angeles in September, and Verdi's "La Traviata" at New York's Metropolitan Opera next March.
August 7, 2013 |
Plácido Domingo has returned to the stage for the first time since he was hospitalized in July after suffering a pulmonary embolism. The 72-year-old tenor performed at the Salzburg Festival in Austria on Tuesday evening, alongside soprano Anna Netrebko in a concert version of Verdi's "Giovanna d'Arco. " The performance, conducted by Paolo Carignani, took place at the festival's Felsenreitschule venue and also featured singers Francesco Meli, Roberto Tagliavini and Johannes Dunz.
May 11, 2012 |
Plácido Domingo , the world's greatest living tenor, has bestowed his admiration on Lady Gaga, arguably the world's biggest pop star. In an interview that recently ran in the British tabloid the Daily Mail, Domingo said he believes "Lady Gaga has a very good voice. Absolutely. She has a wonderful voice. " He added: "I know she's very wild in her performance, and clever, and she does all these things to please the youth. But when you listen to her, the voice is good. " The interview ran in advance of Domingo's June appearance in "Turandot" at Wembley Stadium in London.
October 1, 2012 |
Placido Domingo is taking time out of his operatic schedule this week to appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars. " But fans hoping to see the tenor demonstrate some fancy footwork will be disappointed. Domingo is only expected to sing on the live telecast Tuesday. The Spanish tenor will perform "Come What May" -- from the 2001 movie "Moulin Rouge" -- in a duet with Katherine Jenkins. The number is part of his new album, "Songs," in which Domingo performs a series of popular tunes.