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Placido Domingo is a Spanish tenor He was born in Madrid Spain in 1941 Domingo learned the piano learned how to sing and conducted operas in Mexico He is known for having one of the best tenor voices of his generation He has been to many opera houses around the world to perform different roles In 1960 he sang in his first major role that of Alfredo in the opera La traviata by Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi In 1961 Domingo appeared in the United States for the first time with the Dallas Civic Opera Domingo has made many recordings of opera and popular music and has appeared in operas on television and in motion pictures In 1981 he recorded Perhaps Love an album of duets with popular American singer and songwriter John Denver Over the years Domingo has released albums such as Canciones De Amor Night Of Zarzuela Recitals and O Paradis In 1985 he won a Grammy Award for his album of popular Latin songs Always in My Heart Siempre en mi Corazn 1983 Domingo live performances were so good that he made them into albums In 1990 in Rome he sang alongside Spanish opera star Jose Carreras and Italian opera star Luciano Pavarotti as one of the so-called Three Tenors The live album recording of the televised concert won a Grammy Award in 1991 and sold more than ten million copies From 1962 to 1965 he performed with the Israeli National Opera singing mostly in Hebrew After his first appearance in New York City with the City Opera in 1966 he debuted in major opera houses around the world including the Metropolitan New York City in 1968 La Scala Milan Italy in 1969 and Covent Garden London England in 1971 He has appeared frequently at the Salzburg Festival in Austria and in 1992 he performed at the Bayreuth Festival in Germany where he sang the title role in the opera Parsifal by
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