A Conversation With Plácido Domingo

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. In conjunction with the opening of The GRAMMY Museum’s latest exhibit Placido Doming: A Tenor’s Story, please join us as we welcome Domingo to The Clive Davis Theater for an engaging interview. After the interview, moderated by GRAMMY Museum executive director Bob Santelli, Domingo will take audience questions.