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    Plácido Domingo conducts Don Giovanni at Metropolitan Opera

    On April 26, Plácido Domingo returns to the podium of the Metropolitan Opera house to conduct the first of five performances of Don Giovanni. The legendary musician’s run with Mozart’s masterpiece marks his third of four engagements with the company in the 2016-17 season, coming on the heels of his return to the stage as Germont in La traviata and following his house-role debut as Nabucco earlier this season.

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    Domingo makes second of four appearances with the Met this season in La traviata

    Plácido Domingo's 2016-17 season with the Metropolitan Opera — featuring four performances onstage, in the pit, and in concert — continues in April with the legendary musician's return to the role of Germont in La traviata.

    Starring in Willy Decker's production, Domingo is paired with Atalla Ayan as his son, Alfredo, and Carmen Giannattasio as Alfredo's lover, Violetta. Nicola Luisotti leads the performances on April 8, 11, and 14.

     

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    General Director Plácido Domingo conducts Tales of Hoffmann at LA Opera

    In his second performance with company this season, Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Plácido Domingo conducts Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann with the Los Angeles Opera beginning March 25. The legendary musician, for whom Hoffmann is considered one of his most towering portrayals on par with Des Grieux, Cavaradossi, and Otello, takes the podium to lead performances on March 25, 30 and April 2, 9, and 15.

     

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    Lyric Opera of Chicago celebrates Domingo in March 9 gala

    This week finds Plácido Domingo back in the United States and as the guest of honor in a gala concert at Lyric Opera of Chicago marking the 50th anniversary of the legendary musician’s company debut.


    With Music Director Eugene Kohn, the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra, and a starry host of guest stars, Domingo performs selections from some of the most beloved works in the Italian and French operatic canons, including the entirety of Act II of Verdi’s La traviata with soprano Ailyn Pérez as Violetta and tenor Michael Spyres as Alfredo. Pérez and Spyres join Domingo for the second half of the program as well.

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    Verdi and Massenet in Spain

    This month finds Plácido Domingo back in his native Spain for performances in Valencia and Barcelona in works by Verdi and Massenet.

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    Wiener Staatsoper webcast of Roméo et Juliette conducted by Domingo

    On February 1st, the Wiener Staatsoper will webcast Roméo et Juliette, led by Plácido Domingo on the conductor’s podium.

     

     

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