Plácido Domingo: A Tenor’s Story
On October 6, 2013, The GRAMMY Museum unveiled Plácido Domingo: A Tenor’s Story. Located on the Museum’s fourth floor, the exhibition offers visitors the unprecedented opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the world’s most significant opera artists, Plácido Domingo.
On display through June 15, 2014, the exhibit features:
-Costume worn by Domingo during LA Opera’s 1986 production of Otello, costume design by Jan Skalicky
-Parsifal costume worn by Domingo in LAO’s 2005 production of Parsifal, costume design by Frida Parmeggiani
- Kennedy Center Honors 2000 award
-Various GRAMMY and Latin GRAMMY Awards
- Formula 1 racing helmet of driver Alonso Fernandez dedicated to Domingo
- Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque
-Various awards, medals and personal ephemera
Recognized as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera, Plácido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist. Domingo is also a conductor and a major force as an opera administrator in his role as Eli and Edythe Broad General Director of LA Opera. His repertoire now encompasses 143 roles, a number unmatched by any other tenor in history, with nearly 3700 career performances. His more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets and crossover discs have earned him 12 GRAMMY Awards, including three Latin GRAMMYs, and he has made more than 50 music videos and won two Emmy Awards. In addition to three feature opera films—Carmen, La Traviata and Otello—he voiced the role of Monte in Beverly Hills Chihuahua, played himself on The Simpsons, and his telecast of Tosca from the authentic settings in Rome was seen by more than one billion people in 117 countries. He has conducted more than 500 opera performances and symphonic concerts with the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, LA Opera, Chicago Symphony, Vienna Philharmonic, Montréal Symphony, National Symphony, London Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Berlin Philharmonic. In 2009, he added the baritone title role of Simon Boccanegra to his repertoire, with subsequent performances at the Met, La Scala, Covent Garden and in Madrid, Berlin and Los Angeles. In 2010, he added the title role in Rigoletto to his repertory in a concert performance in Beijing. During the past year, he added four new roles: Francesco Foscari in The Two Foscari in Los Angeles, Giorgio Germont in La Traviata during his 45th season at the Metropolitan Opera, the title role in Nabucco at Covent Garden, and Giacomo in Giovanna d’Arco at the Salzburg Festival.
On the evening of the launch, Domingo participated in The GRAMMY Museum’s popular public program series. Titled A Conversation With Plácido Domingo, the event was hosted by executive director of The GRAMMY Museum, Bob Santelli, and included a candid interview and audience Q & A.
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