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Placido Domingo

Domingo, Placido (plăˈcēdō dōmēˈgō) [key], 1941–, Spanish operatic tenor, b. Madrid, Spain. He is best known for his warm voice and his interpretation of lyric roles in Italian opera, although he has also sung in Wagnerian operas. Among his most famous roles are Don José in Carmen, Canio in Pagliacci, and Pinkerton in Madame Butterfly. Domingo became the artistic director of the Washington Opera in 1996 and of the Los Angeles Opera in 2000.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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