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José Plácido Domingo Embil, better known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor and conductor.
(1941 - )

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Between parts I was too old for and roles that were too overwhelming, out of reach then for my voice. I carved out a niche with the Wagnerian repertoire since I am attracted by its theatrical intensity.
 

But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life.
 

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows.
 

Don't you think it astonishing that, at 58, I am still working at improving my career?
 

Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.
 

Honestly, if the public still wants to hear me in some works, I have to go down a half step.
 

I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities.
 

I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City.
 

I feel at home in an orchestral score.
 

I feel like a little boy who is constantly offered new toys.
 

I have always studied my parts with the orchestral score and not with the piano reduction.
 

I then realized that I could never be satisfied again with the mere natural charm of my voice, that I had to constantly paint when singing, melting all the colors, expressing reds and blacks that had to be less primary but bursting with subtly colored combinations.
 

I was married at 16, a father at 17 and divorced at 18.
 

I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me.
 

If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.
 

In the last century, everybody was singing lower.
 

It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.
 

Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a concert than for an opera performance.
 

My strength is my enthusiasm.
 

On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.
 


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