Placido Domingo

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Birth Name: Placido Domingo
Born: 01/21/1941
Birth Place: Madrid, ES

Forever remembered by the majority of the public as one of the famous "Three Tenors," Plácido Domingo performed in more than 140 roles (and 3,600 performances) throughout his legendary, award-winning career. Born José Plácido Domingo Embil January 21, 1941, his parents (Plácido Domingo, Sr. and Pepita Embil) were both accomplished singers themselves as performers of zarzuela, the Spanish form of operetta. As a child, he even appeared along side them in small roles. At only 14 years of age (after learning the basics of musical theatre) Domingo studied briefly at the Mexican National Conservatory. However, after marrying at age 16 and fathering a son with Ana Maria Guerra Cue, he left t... Continue Bio >>

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