Monday, 26 October 2009

More about Simone Boccanegra (PD) in Berlin

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 photo, singers Placido Domingo, right, and Anja Harteros perform the opera Simon Boccanegra by Giuseppe Verdi at the Staatsoper in Berlin, Germany, The opera conducted by Daniel Barenboim will premier on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Placido Domingo tries out Verdi baritone role

The Associated Press - Mike Silverman - ‎Oct 24, 2009‎
 With photos BERLIN — The notes were all there. The voice had its familiar warm and muscular sound. The technique remains rock-solid. And yet ...
On Saturday night, he exuded a mostly generic weary grandeur but no doubt was preoccupied with the vocal challenges. He'll have time to grow into the role interpretively, since this is far from a one-time event. After five more Berlin performances through Nov. 13, Domingo will reprise the role in New York, London, Zurich, Milan and Madrid.

Berliners Boo Director, Cheer Domingo as Baritone: Review

Bloomberg - Shirley Apthorp - ‎15 hours ago‎
Oct. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Flung flowers and a standing ovation greeted Placido Domingo in his first appearance as a baritone at the Berlin Staatsoper. ...

After 50 years as a tenor, Placido Domingo turns baritone for Verdi

Times Online - Roger Boyes - ‎19 hours ago‎
Plácido Domingo, the star tenor, said his usual prayer to St Blaise, patron saint of healthy throats, skipped on to the Berlin stage — and promptly ...

Domingo excited over baritone debut

The Press Association - ‎Oct 25, 2009‎
Placido Domingo got a 20-minute ovation for his debut as a baritone although at times the career tenor had to dig deep to reach the low notes. ...

Tenor Placido Domingo about to turn baritone

Houma Courier - Mike Silverman - ‎Oct 25, 2009‎
AP Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, receives the Birgit Nilsson Prize from Swedish King Carl Gustaf, not seen, during a festive award ceremony held at the ...

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