Plácido Domingo

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January 1970

The legendary Plácido Domingo, who shone as a conductor at the 67th Ljubljana Festival, returns to the Festival stage this summer, this time with a selection of opera arias. The Spanish musician has sung an astonishing 151 different roles over the course of his career, an achievement not matched by any other opera singer. He is the recipient of numerous honorary doctorates, Grammy Awards and other accolades, and as one of the Three Tenors alongside Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras, brought opera closer to the masses. Not only that, but in 1993 he founded the world opera competition Operalia, at which prizes have been won by top opera singers such as Joseph Calleja, José Cura, Erwin Schrott, Joyce DiDonato and Sonya Yoncheva, and many others for whom victory at this competition has opened the doors into the world of opera. Domingo is also a successful conductor and to date has conducted more than 500 operas and concerts by some of the world’s finest orchestras. As a singer, in recent years he has mainly sung baritone roles.
He will be joined at the 69th Ljubljana Festival by the opera star Saioa Hernandez, who rose to fame after last year’s debut at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and  Sabina Cvilak, a former member of the Vienna State Opera, whose US debut at the Washington National Opera in 2007 was at Domingo’s invitation and has been followed by performances in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses. The singers will be accompanied by the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra.

Program and cast

Saioa Hernandez, soprano
Sabina Cvilak, soprano
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

Festival Ljubljana

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