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Colon gives Placido Domingo a standing ovation

And finally, for many the long-awaited moment arrived: After a 24-year absence—and 50 years after his debut on our biggest stage ever—Placido Domingo appeared in Colón last night. He was standing for long periods in a packed theaterHe left on stage. A strong start.

clearly excitedCut to long applause with friendly gestures and emotional tension ran through the performance of the first aria of the evening, nemico della petriaFrom Andrea Chenier’s most popular opera by Umberto Giordano.

The lyrical singing legend accompanied Uruguayan soprano María Jose Siri. It also provided maximum feeling dead mother, from Giordano’s own opera. Sangeet evening started with Overture with Wordian Rang I Vespari Sicilian,

The performance was part of the Great International Performers Cycle and was accompanied by the singer Theater Steady Orchestra, under the musical direction of maestro Jordi Bernesar. The program included more than Giuseppe Verdi: Madamigella Valery (Travita). And you… look, d’acerbe (Il Trovatore). by Hector Berlioz The Corsair, Op. 21, as well, O Vin, take away sorrow (Hamlet), by Ambrose Thomas. You Plurez Plurez, May Yeux (The Cid), by Jules Massenet.

The public, who at times applauded the former tenor and baritone, was in for a scintillating presence by host Mirtha Legrand. The last curtain was special. Singer said: “I Can’t End The Concert Without Singing Tango”, heard return, More applause and deafness.

Placido Domingo was commended at the Teatro Colón.  photo Emmanuel Fernandez

Placido Domingo was commended at the Teatro Colón. photo Emmanuel Fernandez

Those who weren’t there last night will have a new opportunity on Sunday, but at 5:00 PM. A special ceremony to benefit the victims of the war in Ukraine,

Before coming to our country, in a conversation with the Madrid newspaper El Mundo, Domingo expressed: “2021 was a year full of artistic satisfaction and without health ailments, and I hope this year will be the same or, why No, the best. The pandemic has caused us great suffering but it has also allowed us to appreciate all the good things in life. ,

Turning 81 in January, Buenos Aires is part of a series of international productions that include some of the most important theaters in the world.

“I decided to blow out the candles in front of a mirror so that there are 81 18, A Beginning in the Fulfillment of Faculties and Dreams, I feel lucky to have my life and my family,” he added: “This season, in addition to returning to Colón, I will visit Mexico City and Monterrey, I will sing in Paris, Versailles, then Dubai. , Salzburg, Munich, my dear Verona Arena … I have concerts in Motril, Jerez de la Frontera and Seville”.

One cannot ignore the harsh complaints that have surrounded the singer in recent years for allegations of sexual harassment that had no connection in court. Regarding those complaints, the interpreter has said that he was the victim of a parallel trial that escalated on social networks and the media, without listening to him at the time.

Placido Domingo was commended at the Teatro Colón.  photo Emmanuel Fernandez

Placido Domingo was commended at the Teatro Colón. photo Emmanuel Fernandez

On this point, he expressed before coming to Buenos Aires: “The truth is that I apologized from the very first moment in case I inadvertently inconvenienced someone. It is a moral duty first and foremost to apologize for the way I am.” It doesn’t mean that I did any misbehavior because i never abused anyone, The biggest mistake I made was to remain silent for too long. It is not easy to reason or make decisions when you are overwhelmed by events. ,

Looking to the future, he said: “If I have learned anything from the pandemic, it is not to plan. Everything should follow its course naturally, without any kind of accusation. When I started singing, I never thought that I would reach this active age. I know that I will never give up music completely. it’s part of my life,

First tenor and then baritone, Placido Domingo is a singer with a very wide repertoire—which extended to popular music: ranchers, tangos, boleros—he is also an orchestra conductor. One of his great qualities has turned opera into a large-scale phenomenon, and marked an era with the popularity gained by the proposal of The 3 Tenors, together with Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras.


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