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The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles.

The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles.

If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.

If money was my only motivation, I would organize myself differently.

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows. ---->>>

I have always studied my parts with the orchestral score and not with the piano reduction. ---->>>

My strength is my enthusiasm.

My strength is my enthusiasm.

I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities. ---->>>

On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there. ---->>>

Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.

Every three days on average, I am alone on stage, facing the public.

I feel like a little boy who is constantly offered new toys. ---->>>

Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.

Should it happen tomorrow, I would fall to my knees to give thanks to God for such a career.

The atmosphere of the theater is my oxygen. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

But enough joking. I am singing. This is all my life. ---->>>

Don't you think it astonishing that, at 58, I am still working at improving my career? ---->>>

I feel at home in an orchestral score. ---->>>

I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me. ---->>>

When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do. ---->>>

In the last century, everybody was singing lower. ---->>>

Let us be clear: I take ten times more money for a concert than for an opera performance. ---->>>

Singing becomes a form of therapy. ---->>>

The press regularly proclaims my ambitions and my financial demands. ---->>>

The public is a part of my real life. ---->>>

We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad. ---->>>

When a young artist is ready, one has to bring him into the limelight. ---->>>

When I was a young man, I was a baritone, very far from possessing the whole range of the tenor then. ---->>>

With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Honestly, if the public still wants to hear me in some works, I have to go down a half step. ---->>>

I attended less than two years of Conservatory in Mexico City. ---->>>

It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.

It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.

The high note is not the only thing.

The high note is not the only thing.

The public made me and then encouraged me for many years, and my future even now depends upon it. ---->>>

This circus games aspect has existed since the beginning of my career. ---->>>

This season, over eight productions, I am presenting four young tenors. ---->>>

To stay at my best, I have to stop talking during the preceding day. ---->>>

When working with an orchestra, you never spend more than 20 minutes per recording session. ---->>>

Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Spanish
Born: 01-21, 1941
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
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Occupation: Musician
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José Plácido Domingo Embil, KBE (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse ˈplaθiðo doˈmiŋɡo emˈbil]; born 21 January 1941), known as Plácido Domingo, is a Spanish tenor, conductor and arts administrator. He has recorded over a hundred complete operas and is well known for his versatility, regularly performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English and Russian in the most prestigious opera houses in the world (wikipedia)