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Plácido Domingo Gala – 50 Years at Arena di Verona

To mark the anniversary, Domingo presents a programme entirely dedicated to Verdi, performing three of his most complex and majestic baritone roles.

  • Plácido Domingo Opera Gala – 50 Years at the Arena di Verona | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Plácido Domingo Opera Gala – 50 Years at the Arena di Verona © C Major Entertainment

  • Plácido Domingo Opera Gala – 50 Years at the Arena di Verona | Copyright: © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

    Plácido Domingo Opera Gala – 50 Years at the Arena di Verona © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

  • Plácido Domingo Opera Gala – 50 Years at the Arena di Verona | Copyright: © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

    Plácido Domingo Opera Gala – 50 Years at the Arena di Verona © Ennevi / Fondazione Arena di Verona

What a pompous and exquisite gala to celebrate opera legend Plácido Domingo in the breathtaking Arena di Verona! 50 years ago the young Madrilenian singer Plácido Domingo gave his debut at the ancient open-air theatre: the beginning of a lasting and exceptional relationship.
To mark the anniversary, Domingo presents a programme entirely dedicated to Verdi, performing three of his most complex and majestic baritone roles. No effort was spared to create an unforgettable evening in a unique atmosphere in the completely sold-out amphitheatre, which has been at the heart of Italian entertainment for almost 2,000 years.
Whether as Babylonian king Nabucco, Scottish general Macbeth or as Doge Simon Boccanegra: Domingo’s versatility and aura is more than impressive, with “top phrasing and articulation, his baritone with full and sonorous intonation and a unique timbre – all this substantiates his exceptional position” (Das Opernglas). At the side of Domingo shines an excellent cast including Anna Pirozzi and Arturo Chacón-Cruz, supported by a perfectly rehearsed ballet under the baton of conductor Jordi Bernàcer who sovereignly leads the Orchestra of the Arena di Verona from scene to scene. A triumphal, almost historic moment for Domingo and the Arena di Verona!

Original title Plácido Domingo Opera Gala – 50 Years at the Arena di Verona
Recording location August 2019, Arena di Verona
Duration 154 mins
Production Company A production of UNITEL in coproduction with ZDF/Arte and Fondazione Arena di Verona in cooperation with Ariosi Management
Composer Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra / Band Orchestra of Arena di Verona
Conductor Jordi Bernàcer
Choir Chorus of the Arena di Verona
Dance Company Ballet of the Arena di Verona
Stage Director Stefano Trespidi
Soloist Plácido Domingo, Anna Pirozzi, Géraldine Chauvet, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Marko Mimica, Carlo Bosi, Elisabetta Zizzo
Original title of music work Highlights from Nabucco, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra

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