Celebrate Plácido Domingo’s 50 years with the Metropolitan Opera

Plácido Domingo
Fifty years ago, Plácido Domingo made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera as Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur. The company’s 2018–19 season marks the golden anniversary of his first performance, September 28, 1968, and in honour of this momentous occasion, Met Opera Radio (Ch.75) looks back at some of the tenor’s most unforgettable performances.

With a repertoire spanning more than 50 roles — including Cavaradossi in Tosca, Siegmund in Die Walküre and the towering title role of Otello — Domingo is one of the most beloved artists in opera history. This five-day celebration will include classics such as Manon Lescaut and Les Contes d’Hoffmann, as well Domingo’s appearance in the baritone role of Simon Boccanegra. Met Opera Radio’s Plácido Domingo marathon begins on September 25 and runs through September 30.

Hear these archival performances of Plácido Domingo on Metropolitan Opera Radio.

The Domingo operas below will air at the following times:

Les Contes d’Hoffmann recorded March 27, 1982
Tuesday 9/25 at 12am ET
Thursday, 9/27 at 6am ET
Saturday, 9/29 at 12pm ET

Un Ballo in Maschera recorded January 30, 1971
Tuesday, 9/25 at 6am ET
Friday, 9/28 at midnight ET
Saturday, 9/29 at 3pm ET

Luisa Miller recorded April 4, 2018
Tuesday, 9/25 at 9am ET
Friday, 9/28 at 6pm ET
Sunday, 9/30 at 12pm ET

Otello recorded October 13, 1995
Tuesday 9/25 at 3pm ET
Thursday, 9/27 at 9am ET
Saturday, 9/29 at 9pm ET

Tosca recorded February 15, 1969
Wednesday, 9/26 at midnight ET
Friday, 9/28 at 9am ET
Sunday, 9/30 at 3pm ET

Simon Boccanegra recorded February 6, 2010
Thursday, 9/27 at midnight & 6pm ET
Saturday, 9/29 at 9am ET

Manon Lescaut recorded March 29, 1980
Wednesday, 9/26 at 3pm ET
Saturday, 9/29 at midnight ET
Sunday, 9/30 at 9am ET

Die Walküre recorded April 1, 2000
Wednesday, 9/26 at 6am ET
Friday, 9/28 at noon ET
Sunday, 9/30 at 9pm ET

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