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    Concert in Guatemala on May 8

    Following his appearances in Boston and New York, Plácido Domingo travels to Guatemala for his concert, Guatemala en el Alma. The performance marks Domingo’s first concert in Guatemala since March 14, 1998, over twenty years ago!

    Featuring selections from Domingo’s vast repertoire, including opera and Latin favorites, the concert will be held on May 8 at Explanada Cayalá.

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    Domingo returns to Boston this April

    This April, the incomparable Plácido Domingo returns to Boston for the first time in ten years, performing at the Boch Center (Wang Theatre) on April 26. An impressive venue for world-class theater, music, Broadway, and dance, the Wang Theatre has housed the performing arts since 1925 and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The concert program offers something for everyone, featuring a selection of opera, operetta, Broadway, zarzuela, and Latin favorites.

    Domingo sings alongside sopranos Micaëla Oeste and Camila Titinger, as well as the Domingo Festival Orchestra, an ensemble of hand-picked young musicians from the Boston area. Eugene Kohn conducts.

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    OPERA America celebrates dedication of “Plácido Domingo Hall”

    On April 7, OPERA America honored Plácido Domingo with the dedication of “Plácido Domingo Hall” at the OPERA America National Opera Center in New York City.

    Hosted by Joyce DiDonato and Stephanie Blythe, the evening featured words from OPERA America’s President & CEO, Marc A. Scorca, as well as performances from soprano Tracy Cox, baritones Juan Carlos Heredia and Trevor Scheunemann, and pianists Jeremy Chan and Matthew Lobaugh.

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    Domingo Conducts Six Performances of Roméo et Juliette

    Beginning on April 23, Domingo conducts six performances of Roméo et Juliette in New York City at the Metropolitan Opera. Featuring Ailyn Pérez and Bryan Hymel as the star-crossed lovers, Bartlett Sher’s sumptuous production of Gounod’s tragedy has been hailed by critics as a “revelation” (Huffington Post). The production also features Karine Deshayes (Stéphano), Joshua Hopkins (Mercutio), and Kwangchul Youn (Frère Laurent).

    Performances continue April 27; May 1, 5, 9 and 12.

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    Plácido Domingo Makes His Role Debut as Miller in Luisa Miller

    On March 29, Plácido Domingo adds yet another role to his legendary Met career, singing as Miller in Verdi’s rarely performed gem, Luisa Miller.

    Domingo joins soprano Sonya Yoncheva, who sings the title role in this heart-wrenching tragedy of fatherly love directed by Elijah Moshinsky. Piotr Beczała sings as her love interest Rodolfo, a role which Domingo himself sang for sixteen performances throughout his career, making his role debut at the Metropolitan Opera on November 4, 1971. Conducted by Bertrand de Billy, the performances mark the first Met performances of the opera in over ten years. Domingo performs on March 29; April 2, 6, 9, 14 and 21.



    On April 14, Luisa Miller will be broadcast live in cinemas worldwide as part of The Met: Live in HD series, with an encore screening on April 18. Find tickets.

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    Plácido Domingo Conducts Verdi’s Requiem in Honor of His Mother, Pepita Embil

    On March 1, Plácido Domingo conducts Verdi’s Messa de Requiem in honor of his mother, Pepita Embil, who was born 100 years ago, on February 28, 1918.

    The performance features soprano Ana María Martínez, mezzo soprano Nancy Fabiola Herrero, tenor Arturo Chacón, and bass-baritone Nicolas Brownlee. They are joined by the Orfeón Donostiarra and Orquesta Sinfónica Verum at the Teatro Victoria Eugenia in San Sebastián, Spain.

    The concert is presented in partnership with the Asociación Lírica Sasibill as part of a double-bill honoring the “Queen of Zarzuela.” The program also includes a performance of Federico Moreno Torroba’s zarzuela Sor Navarra on February 28.

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