Placido Domingo

Plácido Domingo Receives Cappuccilli Award

Plácido Domingo has received the Premio Cappuccilli. The singer received the award following a performance of “I Due Foscari” at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. The daughter of Piero Cappuccili, Patrizia Cappuccilli, presented Domingo with the award. The organization noted, “Congratulations to Maestro Plácido Domingo on receiving the...
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Sonya Yoncheva & Plácido Domingo to Perform Concert at Teatro Real de Madrid

The Universal Music Fest has announced that Plácido Domingo and Sonya Yoncheva will perform at the Teatro Real. The festival announced the surprise concert via social media noting that the concert will take place on July 17, 2022. The concert will mark the return of Domingo at the Teatro...
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Even Placido Domingo has pulled out of Moscow

The Bolshoi has cancelled a gala the Spanish singer was due to give on March 8. No reason has been given. Russia has been a haven for Domingo since the US and most of Europe shut down his engagements over misconduct allegations. It is not clear whether he cancelled the...

Plácido Domingo Postpones Mexico Concerts Due to COVID-19

Plácido Domingo has postponed his upcoming Mexico concerts due to COVID-19. The Arena Ciudad de Mexico noted that due to the rapid spread of the virus, the 81-year-old singer would not be able to travel over to Mexico. However, Domingo did announce new dates for the concerts. The Ciudad...

Plácido Domingo Denies Sexual Harassment Allegations

Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has broken his silence regarding allegations that he sexually harassed multiple women. The accusations against Domingo began to surface in August of 2019, as part of a wider reckoning that was brought about by the #MeToo movement. As time wore on, more and more women came forward to accuse Domingo of inappropriate behavior.
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Placido Domingo shouts out his denial

‘I never harrassed anyone,’ the singer has said in a interview with El Mundo, reported by Reuters. ‘The main mistake I made was to remain silent for too much time. I don’t like controversy. For that reason I stood aside and kept my counsel while watching how, in an instant, years of work and effort were erased.’
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Placido Domingo is supported by Queen of Spain

Queen Sofia, 83, turned out at Domingo’s weekend recital at Madrid’s National Auditorium of Music in defiance of political measures to isolate the opera singer, who has been accused of sexual misconduct. The concert was in aid of the charity Caritas, of which the Queen is patron. She...

Plácido Domingo to Receive Giovanni Verga Award

Plácido Domingo is set to receive the Giovanni Verga award in 2022. The singer will receive the prize as a career tribute, which will also coincide with the 40th anniversary of Franco Zeffirelli’s “Cavalleria rusticana;” Domingo had starred in that production. The 2022 prize will also...
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Placido Domingo loses two lions

The singer has posted mourning notices for two celebrities in his life, the Spanish tennis player Manuel Santana and the Mexican mariachi singer Vicente Fernandez, both of whom died this weekend. Of Fernandez he writes:. I join the pain of the great and sad loss of Don Vicente, legend and...

Plácido Domingo to Return to Mexico in February

Plácido Domingo is set to return to Mexico in 2022 to offer concerts in February. The famed singer will sing at a concert on Feb. 1 in the Arena Monterrey and on Feb. 4 at the Arena Ciudad de México. He will be accompanied by the Orquesta Filarmónica del Desierto.

Plácido Domingo Replaced Midway Through Final Performance of ‘Nabucco’ at Wiener Staatsoper

(Credit: © Fiorenzo Niccoli) Plácido Domingo was replaced after intermission of the final performance of Verdi’s “Nabucco” at the Wiener Staatsoper on Nov. 12, 2021. An announcement was made before the performance that Domingo was suffering of a sore throat and that he asked for an audience understanding. However, after a break, the General Director of the Wiener Staatsoper Bogdan Roščić informed the audiences that Domingo’s health had deteriorated and that he would not be able to continue with the performance.

Leo Nucci & Plácido Domingo to be Honored with Bellini d’Oro

Leo Nucci and Plácido Domingo will be honored with the Bellini d’Oro awards. The award will be given by the Società Catanese Amici della Musica in Taormina, Italy following a performance of Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at the Teatro Greco Antico. The two famed singers are currently collaborating on the work with Nucci singing the title role and Domingo conducting.

Placido Domingo honoured in Spain after harassment allegations

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo was honoured with an award at Madrid's Teatro Real on Thursday, a day after receiving a standing ovation for his first performance in his home country since a union said he had routinely harassed women. Spain last year cancelled planned performances by Domingo at publicly...