- For many years a member of the operatic trio The Three Tenors
- Recipient of numerous Grammy awards and honorary doctorates
- Has sung more than 150 tenor roles over the course of his long career, more than any other tenor to date
- Founder of the Operalia competition, which has served as a springboard for many acclaimed opera singers
- Sabina Cvilak’s US debut at the Washington National Opera in 2007 was at his invitation
G. Verdi: Overture to I vespri siciliani
U. Giordano: »Nemico della patria« Carlo Gérard’s aria from Andrea Chénier
G. Verdi: »Tacea la notte placida« Leonora’s aria from Il trovatore
G. Puccini: »Sì, mi chiamano Mimì« Mimì’s aria from La bohème
G. Verdi: »Madamigella Valéry?« Giorgio Germont and Violetta Valéry’s duet from La traviata
U. Giordano: Intermezzo to Fedora
A. Thomas: »Ò vin, dissipe la tristesse« Hamlet’s aria from Hamlet
U. Giordano: »La mamma morta« Maddalena de Coigny’s aria from Andrea Chénier
G. Puccini: »Un bel dì, vedremo« Cio-Cio San’s aria from Madama Butterfly
G. Verdi: »Udiste?… Mira, d’acerbe« Leonora and Count di Luna’s duet from Il trovatore
The order of the pieces is subject to change.
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 more than 150 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 Saioa Hernández internationally renowned soprano born in Madrid that recently debuted at Teatro alla Scala and London Royal Opera House and the Slovene soprano Sabina Cvilak, a former member of the Vienna State Opera, whose US debut at the Washington National Opera in 2007 and has been followed by performances in many of the world’s most prestigious opera houses. The three singers will be accompanied by the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jordi Bernàcer, young conductor in great ascent who has been assisting Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta.