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LA Opera presents Daniel Catán´s Florencia en el Amazonas

LA Opera, led by General Director Plácido Domingo, presents Mexican composer Daniel Catán's magical opera Florencia en el Amazonas​ November 22 to December 22, 2014. Inspired by Nobel-prize winning writer Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera, Catán's opera traces a steamboat passage through the fabled rainforest. This journey becomes a mystical voyage of discovery in which each passenger harbors secret hopes of what the trip will bring. Among them, a famous prima donna hopes to recapture the great love of her life. Reality and fantasy intertwine as the dangerous splendors of the Amazon test the travelers’ preconceptions of their hopes and dreams.

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The sensational Chilean soprano Verónica Villarroel returns as Florencia, joined by one of the finest casts ever assembled for this production, including fast-rising soprano Lisette Oropesa. The opera boasts a ravishingly beautiful score by Daniel Catán, highlighted by passionate melodies and sumptuous orchestrations reminiscent of Puccini and Debussy. Domingo originated the role of Pablo Neruda for the composer's final opera Il Postino.

"Verdi" wins 2014 "Best Classical Album" Latin Grammy

Plácido Domingo’s album of Verdi baritone arias on the Sony Classical label has won the Latin Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Album. The honor is Domingo's fourth Latin Grammy and his 13th Grammy Award overall. Recorded with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valencíana with conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, the collection showcases Domingo performing baritone roles from Macbeth, Rigoletto, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Traviata, Simon Boccanegra, Ernani, Il Trovatore, Don Carlo and La Forza del Destino.

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Plácido Domingo appears in concert at Seoul Olympic Gymnasium

This Sunday, November 23, Plácido Domingo performs a spectacular concert at Seoul’s Olympic Gymnasium, singing favorite operatic arias, beloved selections from the American musical canon, and songs from Encanto del Mar, his latest album of music from the Mediterranean. Domingo is joined by conductor Eugene Kohn, who leads the Prime Philharmonic Orchestra and guest soloists Verginia Tola—a laureate of the Operalia competition—and So Young Park, a member of LA Opera's Domingo-Coburn-Stein Young Artist Program

In return to Teatro alla Scala,
Plácido Domingo stars in title role of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra


Plácido Domingo returns Milan's Teatro alla Scala to star in the title role of Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. Domingo portrays the Genoan Doge in performances on November 6, 11, 13, 16, and 19 [please hyperlink dates to http://www.teatroallascala.org/en/season/opera-ballet/2013-2014/simon-boccanegra.html]. The run sees Tatiana Serjan as Amelia, Orlin Anastassov as Fiesco, Fabio Sartori as Gabriele Adorno and Artur Rucinski as Paolo.

Video: Plácido Domingo spoke about his performances of Simon Boccanegra at the Teatro alla Scala.


In return to Covent Garden, Domingo stars in Verdi’s I due Foscari

In a return to London's Royal Opera House this season, Plácido Domingo stars in Verdi's I due Foscari in performances October 14 to November 2, 2014. Domingo portrays the illustrious Doge Francesco Foscari, who along with his only surviving son, Jacopo, struggles to affirm their honor in a Venice plagued by intrigue and rivalry. The cast also includes Francesco Meli, Maria Agresta, and Maurizio Muraro. The performances are conducted by Antonio Pappano and Renato Balsadonna (October 30 and November 2 only).

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The Spanish singer and conductor was recently interviewed by Antonio Pappano, Music Director of the Royal Opera, ahead of the fall performances in a live streamed event. Watch the interview here.




Also this season at Covent Garden, Domingo will reprise the role of Giorgio Germont in Verdi's La traviata on May 28 and June 3, 2015. The finale to the 2015 edition of Pl​ácido Domingo's Operalia, the World Opera Competition, takes place at the Royal Opera House on July 19, 2015.

New album: Encanto del Mar, songs from the Mediterranean

Plácido Domingo Encanto del Mar

Sony Classical releases a new album from Plácido Domingo, Encanto del Mar, a delightful collection of Mediterranean songs that treat listeners to the singer basking in a mellow, relaxed and reflective mood. Flanked by a small group of musicians on Spanish guitar, bandoneon, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, bass, harp and percussion, Domingo melds music from several cultures, including North African rhythms, Iberian harmonies and Italian melodic lines.
‘Encanto del Mar’ showcases Plácido Domingo’s signature musical versatility and his attention to detail and every nuance of the vocal line. Tracks include: Mediterráneo (Spanish); Estate (Italian); En Méditerranée (French); Aranjuez (Spanish); Anghjulina (Corsican); Torna a Surriento (Neapolitan); Non Potho Reposare (Sardinian); Lamma Bada (Arabic); Adio Kerida (Ladino); To Yasemi (Greek-Cypriot); Reginella (Neapolitan); Layla, layla (Hebrew); El cant dels ocells (Catalan); Del Cabello Mas Sutil (Spanish); Plaisir d’Amour (French).

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Plácido Domingo to close iTunes Festival 2014 in London, September 30 performance free on iTunes and Apple TV worldwide



Plácido Domingo will close this year’s iTunes Festival in London on September 30, organizers recently announced.

From the historic stage of the Roundhouse to audiences around the globe, iTunes Festival brings together the biggest names in music for 30 nights of performances. iTunes Festival returns to London in September 2014. Fellow performers at this year’s festival include Deadmau5, Pharrell Williams, Kylie Minogue, and Maroon 5, among many others.

Discover iTunes Festival here.

Wherever you are, you can experience the festival for free on iTunes or with Apple TV.

Plácido Domingo Extends LA Opera General Director Contract through 2019

LA Opera Board Chairman Marc Stern announced today, September 5, that the Board of Directors has extended Plácido Domingo’s contract as the company’s Eli and Edythe Broad General Director through the end of the 2018/19 season.

“Plácido Domingo has transformed Los Angeles into a world-class operatic capital,” said Mr. Stern. “I am continually astounded by his inspired artistic vision, his boundless energy, and his passionate advocacy for music, the arts and education. I am equally honored and excited for LA Opera to continue collaborating with him in the seasons to come.”

“I love Los Angeles and I am proud to continue leading LA Opera well into the future,” said Domingo. “It is enormously gratifying to have been part of this company from its earliest years, but I am even more excited about what we can achieve as we continue to build an opera company for the 21st century.”

Plácido Domingo has been an important and vital presence in LA Opera’s administration since the Company’s formation, having served as Artistic Consultant (since 1984) and Artistic Director (2001-2003) before he was named General Director in 2003. Under his leadership and artistic vision, LA Opera has rapidly grown to become a company of international stature. As a performer, he first appeared in Los Angeles in 1967, starring in a New York City Opera tour of Alberto Ginastera’s Don Rodrigo at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with additional appearances on subsequent tours with New York City Opera as well as with the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden) and Deutsche Oper Berlin. He sang the title role in LA Opera’s inaugural production of Otello in 1986 and he has appeared regularly with the company since then; his appearance later this month as Giorgio Germont in La Traviata will be his 26th different role with LA Opera, and he has also conducted 15 different operas to date with the company. His keen interest in helping young singers led to the 2006 formation of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program.

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Belgrade, Serbia
December 8, 2014
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Kombank Arena
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Valencia, Spain
December 9,12,16,19,21 - 2014
Conducting
Manon Lescaut
Palau de les Arts www.lesarts.com
Tickets: +34 902 202 383; +34 96 197 59 00
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Valencia, Spain
December 15,18,22 - 2014 January 9,12 - 2015
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Luisa Fernanda
Palau de les Arts www.lesarts.com
Tickets: +34 902 202 383; +34 96 197 59 00
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