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Placido Domingo Quotes

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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