Monday, January 21, 2013
Happy birthday, Placido Domingo
It is the birthday of Spanish tenor Placido Domingo (1941), who is best known as one of the Three Tenors (along with Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti) whose series of performances during the 1990s and early 2000s thrilled opera lovers and reenergized the art form. Not only were the concerts well attended but the recordings made from them produced The Three Tenors in Concert, a record breaking best-selling album in classical music. Subsequent albums were also quite popular. Today Domingo is general director of the Los Angeles Opera. Here is Domingo performing the area No puede ser from the Spanish opera Romance Marinero.