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Plácido Domingo (Photo: Greg Gorman)


Guest Editor –

Plácido Domingo

  • 'If I rest, I rust'
    Our guest editor Plácido Domingo is a colossus on the world stage whose illustrious operatic career has spanned five decades, drawing millions of fans to opera from all corners of the globe
  • Domingo's divas
    Some of the leading ladies who’ve taken the crown at Domingo’s Operalia competition recount their experiences of performing with the maestro
  • West Coast wonder
    We visit Los Angeles Opera, which Domingo has run since 2003, building it up into the fourth largest opera company in the US
  • The art of zarzuela
    Spanish operetta was where it all began for Domingo – his parents were famous zarzuela singers, and he still speaks with passion about the art


  • Life with my voice
    The Uruguayan soprano Maria José Siri looks forward to a summer singing Mozart and Verdi in Verona
  • Live reviews
    Chailly takes the helm at La Scala | Two Women premieres in San Francisco | Cuba’s first new opera since the Revolution | Rare stagings of Nielsen in Copenhagen | Busoni and Gounod at Budapest’s Faust225 Festival | More new productions in London, Berlin, Copenhagen and Cardiff
  • Great arias
    Learn to sing 'Che gelida manina, Rodolfo's gently flirtatious aria from La bohème
  • Squillo
    Michael White on coping with performance anxiety

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Opera Now is honoured to welcome one of opera’s iconic figures, Plácido Domingo, as our guest editor in this special issue. I can hardly remember a time when Domingo wasn’t at the very top of his game in the world of opera. He has been such an integral part of the opera scene for so long, there’s a danger that we take him for granted. I hope this issue of Opera Now will encourage readers to take a fresh look at an extraordinary artist and his bold, far-reaching legacy...

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