Facts of Placido Domingo
|Full Name:||Placido Domingo|
|Age:||79 years 5 months|
|Birth Date:||January 21, 1941|
|Birth Place:||Madrid, Spain|
|Net Worth:||$300 million|
|Salary:||$500,000, and $270,000|
|Height / How tall :||6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)|
|Father's Name:||Plácido Domingo Ferrer|
|Mother's Name:||Pepita Embil|
|Education:||National Conservatory of Music|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius|
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I feel like a little boy who is constantly offered new toys.
To stay at my best, I have to stop talking during the preceding day.
Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.
Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.
On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.
Relationship Statistics of Placido Domingo
|What is Placido Domingo marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Placido Domingo get married ? (married date):||August 01, 1962|
|How many children does Placido Domingo have ? (name):||Three (Alvaro Maurizio, José Plácido Domingo Guerra, Plácido Francisco)|
|Is Placido Domingo having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Placido Domingo gay ?:||No|
|Who is Placido Domingo wife ? (name):||Marta Ornelas|
More about the relationship
Placido Domingo married piano classmate Ana María Guerra Cué on 29th August 1957. The couple had a son José Plácido Domingo Guerra on 16 June 1958 and he grew up to become a photographer. However, their marriage did not last long and they separated shortly after the birth of their child.
He married Marta Ornelas on 1 August 1962. They have two sons, elder son Plácido Francisco was born on 21 October 1965 and younger son Alvaro Maurizio was born on 11 October 1968.
- 1 Who is Placido Domingo?
- 2 Placido Domingo: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
- 3 Placido Domingo: Education, School/ College University
- 4 Placido Domingo: Professional Life, Career
- 5 Placido Domingo: Diseases
- 6 Placido Domingo: Awards, Nomination
- 7 Placido Domingo: Net Worth ($300M), Income, Salary ($500K and $270K)
- 8 Placido Domingo: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
- 9 Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
- 10 Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Who is Placido Domingo?
Placido is a Spanish opera singer, conductor, and arts administrator. Likely, he is well known for his versatility, regularly performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English, and Russian in the most prestigious opera houses in the world.
Placido Domingo: Age, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity
Placido Domingo was born in Madrid, Spain on January 21, 1941. His father’s name is Plácido Domingo Ferrer (Spanish zarzuela artists and operettas) and his mother’s name is Pepita Embil. He had the ability to hum complicated zarzuela tunes even at the age of five.
He had a sister namely, Maria José Domingo de Fernandez. As a child, he along with his sister used to occasionally perform in their parent’s zarzuela acts. Placido holds Mexican- Spanish citizenship, but his ethnicity is unknown. His birth sign is Aquarius.
Placido Domingo: Education, School/ College University
Talking about Placido’s education history, he attended the National Conservatory of Music
Placido Domingo: Professional Life, Career
Talking about his profession, during 1957, he made his debut professional piano performance at a concert in Mérida, Yucatán. In the same year, he gave his first zarzuela performance by singing a solo baritone role. Additionally, he began by assisting in his parents’ zarzuela company by taking up baritone roles and assisting other tenors.
In the year 1959, he appeared in a baritone role in Emilio Arriera’s opera ‘Marina’. Around this time he also worked as an assistant coach and assistant conductor in the Latin American production of the musical ‘My Fair Lady’. While he was a team member of the production, the musical is said to have been played around 185 times across various parts of Mexico.
During 1959 Plácido Domingo auditioned for the baritone role at the Mexico National Opera. However, he was inducted as a tenor and a tutor for other singers. In September that year, he performed in the Opera named ‘Rigoletto’. Well-known operatic baritones Cornell MacNeil and Norman Treigle performed along with him.
In the year 1961, he performed his first leading role in the opera ‘La Traviata’ at Monterrey, Mexico. In the same year, he got the chance to perform in the United States of America as part of the Dallas Civic opera company. During1962 he returned to the USA to sing for the same opera for a different character. In 1962, he finalized a deal with Israel National Opera based in Tel Aviv.
He gave his debut performance with this group on 17 June 1965 in Puccini’s ‘Madama Butterfly’. Similarly, in 1966, he performed the title role of ‘Don Rodrigo’ and this earned him much appreciation and critical acclaim. In the year 1968, Plácido Domingo had his debut performance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Since then, he has opened the season 21 times at the Metropolitan Opera, surpassing previous records of singers.
During 1973, Plácido Domingo conducted his initial opera presentation. In fact, he has also appeared in the filmed versions of the opera. Whereas, Plácido Domingo recorded a song ‘Perhaps Love’ with American singer John Denver in 1981. Following the success of this debut, he recorded many more albums. During 1982 he performed in his opera movie titled ‘La Traviata’. In the year 1984, he performed for the movie version of opera ‘Carmen’.
Similarly, in 1991, he debuted through the portrayal of the character in Parsifal and in 1992 he performed as Siegmund. For almost two decades that followed, he continued to portray these characters. In the year 1994, he performed his debut Mozart opera, ‘Idomeneo’. With the onset of the 21st century, he concentrated on fresh roles. He shifted music styles and appeared in 18th-century operas towards the end of the decade.
In the year 2002, he made a guest appearance in the song ‘Novus’ from the musical album Shaman by Santana. Therefore, he continues recording and in 2014 he released ‘Encanto del Mar: Mediterranean Songs’ and ‘Puccini: Manon Lescaut’.
Placido Domingo: Diseases
During 2010, he had to undergo surgery as he was diagnosed with colon cancer and he made a complete recovery. In the year 2013, he was hospitalized after suffering from a pulmonary embolism. However, he was discharged in a few weeks.
Placido Domingo: Awards, Nomination
He won Outstanding Individual Achievement – Classical Music/Dance Programming – Performance for Great Performances (1971) at Primetime Emmy Awards, he won Outstanding Performance by Individual in a Music Series or Special for Live from the Metropolitan Opera (1977) at ALMA Award in 1998- 1999. Similarly, he won Honorary Award, he also won Live Performance at Star on the Walk of Fame.
Placido Domingo: Net Worth ($300M), Income, Salary ($500K and $270K)
He has an estimated net worth of around $300 million and he has earned $500,000, and $270,000 for conducting and singing for the 2007-8 season.
Placido Domingo: Rumors and Controversy/ Scandal
Up to now, he has maintained a good relationship with all other people in his personal and professional life. And so he hasn’t fallen under any rumors.
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Body Size
Placido Domingo has a height of 6 feet 3 inches and he weighs 84Kg. Placido’s hair color is grey and his eyes color is dark brown.
Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
Being a Spanish opera singer, Placido Domingo has a huge fan following rate. He has been active in social sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He has around 1.1M followers on his Facebook, around 87.2K followers on his Twitter. He has around 209K followers on his Instagram.