Plácido Domingo

1941 - Today

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José Plácido Domingo Embil (born 21 January 1941) is a Spanish opera singer, 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. Although primarily a lirico-spinto tenor for most of his career, especially popular for his Cavaradossi, Hoffmann, Don José, and Canio, he quickly moved into more dramatic roles, becoming the most acclaimed Otello of his generation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Plácido Domingo has received more than 2,033,495 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Plácido Domingo is the 20th most popular singer (up from 22nd in 2019), the 42nd most popular biography from Spain (up from 47th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Spanish Singer.

Plácido Domingo is most famous for being a Spanish tenor and conductor. He has sung in many operas and is the general director of the Los Angeles Opera.

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  • 68

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  • 9.70

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  • 3.26

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Among singers, Plácido Domingo ranks 20 out of 3,541. Before him are David Bowie, Julio Iglesias, Montserrat Caballé, Adriano Celentano, Enrico Caruso, and Demis Roussos. After him are Tupac Shakur, James Brown, Barbra Streisand, Farinelli, Dalida, and Patti Smith.

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Among people born in 1941, Plácido Domingo ranks 7Before him are Kim Jong-il, Hayao Miyazaki, Slobodan Milošević, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Alex Ferguson. After him are Bernardo Bertolucci, Sergio Mattarella, Bernie Sanders, Cesária Évora, Richard Dawkins, and Fethullah Gülen.

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In Spain

Among people born in Spain, Plácido Domingo ranks 42 out of 2,595. Before him are Philip III of Spain (1578), Julio Iglesias (1943), Montserrat Caballé (1933), Luis Buñuel (1900), Isidore of Seville (560), and Pope Callixtus III (1379). After him are Arcadius (377), Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100), Charles III of Spain (1716), Juan Sebastián Elcano (1476), Alfonso XIII of Spain (1886), and Maria Theresa of Spain (1638).

Among SINGERS In Spain

Among singers born in Spain, Plácido Domingo ranks 3Before him are Julio Iglesias (1943) and Montserrat Caballé (1933). After him are José Carreras (1946), Enrique Iglesias (1975), Lola Flores (1923), Teresa Berganza (1933), Alfredo Kraus (1927), Victoria de los Ángeles (1923), Manuel García (1775), Adelina Patti (1843), and Salomé (1939).