Following his appearances in Madrid, Munich and Paris, Plácido Domingo returns to St. Petersburg for three performances in the Stars of the White Nights Festival at the Mariinsky Theatre on June 25, 28 and 30.
On June 25, Domingo performs the title role in Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra, alongside Tatiana Serjan as Amelia Grimaldi, Yuri Vorobiev as Jacopo Fiesco, Otar Jorjikia as Gabriele Adorno and Operalia Laureate Roman Burdenko as Paolo Albiani. Maestro Valery Gergiev conducts.
On June 28, Plácido Domingo takes the conductor’s stand for Camille Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila. Ekaterina Semenchuk and Ivan Gyngazov perform the title roles.
Later, on June 30, the legendary singer stars in Zarzuela with Plácido Domingo, an evening of zarzuela favorites alongside Marina Monzó, Rafael Dávila and Operalia Laureate Maria Kataeva, with Maestro Jordi Bernácer leading the Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra.
On June 21, the legendary Plácido Domingo performs in concert at Paris’ Salle Gaveau, presenting a glorious evening of Verdi, Giordano and Thomas arias.
For this récital exceptionnel, Domingo is joined by soprano María José Siri. Conductor Mathieu Herzog leads the Appasionato Chamber Orchestra.
On June 16 Plácido Domingo returns to the Bayerische Staatsoper to perform the role of Giorgio Germont in one sold-out performance of La Traviata.
Before approaching this role for the first time at the Metropolitan Opera in 2013, Domingo sang to acclaim the role of Alfredo Germont since 1961 and made his conducting debut with La Traviata at the New York City Opera in 1973.
For this performance, Domingo joins Operalia laureate Ailyn Pérez in the role of Violetta and Liparit Avetisyan as Alfredo. Keri-Lynn Wilson conducts the Bayerisches Staatsorchester in a Günter Krämer production.
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Plácido Domingo received the title of Honorary Ambassador of the World Heritage of Spain bestowed by ADIPROPE, the Association for the Dissemination and Promotion of the World Heritage of Spain, in a ceremony at Madrid’s Teatro Real on June 10, 2021.
Dr. Ignacio Buqueras y Bach, President of ADIPROPE, presented Domingo with a commemorative plaque “in attention to the circumstances and merits obtained throughout his extensive career as an outstanding representative of the Spanish Heritage in the World.”
“Throughout my life and my career it has always been a pride to disseminate beyond our borders the beauty, sensitivity, integrity and character of Spain” said Domingo. “The honor that you have conferred on me today will always accompany me and will encourage me to spread the treasures of our land even more forcefully, wherever my career and life bring me” he added.
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On June 9, Plácido Domingo returns to Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional de Música to perform in the Benefit Gala #VocesResponden, organized by the Fundación Excelentia in favor of “Red Cross Responds”, an initiative in support of the most vulnerable people affected by the pandemic in Spain.
Domingo will be joined by Operalia Winners Ainhoa Arteta, Virginia Tola and Nicholas Brownlee, as well as by Maria José Siri, Marina Monzó, Lucero Tena, Jorge de León and Pablo Sainz Villegas. Maestro Josep Caballé Domenech conducts the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia.
“I am very happy that this benefit concert could be organized. Music unites us and bonds with the heart of the Red Cross Responds solidarity project…” said Domingo. “I wholeheartedly thank all the artists who have joined me and who continue to join this initiative with such enthusiasm, the Orquesta Clásica Santa Cecilia that will accompany us and Fundación Excelentia for making this event possible. For me, to be able to sing to my people will be a great emotion” he added.
On May 16 Plácido Domingo conducts Verdi’s Messa da Requiem at the reopening of Teatro Municipale di Piacenza, in an evening dedicated to the victims of COVID-19.
On his long awaited return to Piacenza after 48 years, Domingo leads the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, Coro del Teatro Municipale di Piacenza and soloists María José Siri, Annalisa Stroppa, Michele Pertusi and Operalia Winner Antonio Poli.
Audiences from around the world will have access to the performance via Opera Streaming