Placido Domingo: singer, conductor and administrator. He has sung in over 140 different roles in more than 3600 shows, which exceeds any other tenor in music history. Over 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias, duets and crossover discs have earned him 12 Grammy awards, of which 3 Latin Grammys. In addition, he has also made over 50 music videos and won two Emmy Awards. Besides three opera films – Carmen, La Traviata and Othello – was also the voice behind Monte in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, played himself in The Simpsons and his interpretation of Tosca, in the authentic setting of Rome, was followed by over 1 billion people in 117 countries.
He has conducted more than 450 operas and symphonic concerts in the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, LA Opera, Chicago Symphony, Wiener Philharmoniker, Montréal Symphony, National Symphony, London Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Berliner Philharmoniker. In 1993, the founded the international opera competition “Operalia”.
He recently celebrated his “40th Anniversary” in De Met, Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Arena del Verona and Covent Garden. For the LA opera, where he is the Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, he created the role of Pablo Neruda in the worldwide première of Daniel Catan’s Il Postino in 2010. Although he has no ambitions of evolving towards a baritone repertoire, in 2009 he still added the lead role of Simon Boccanegra to his repertoire with consecutive shows in De Met, La Scala and Covent Garden, as well as is Madrid, Berlin and Los Angeles. In the season 2012/13, he added two more baritone roles to his repertoire, namely Francesco Foscari in I Due Foscari in Los Angeles and Germont in La Traviata during the 45th season at the Metropolitan Opera.