The unforgettable, Don Jose’s Carmen of Bizet, directed by Francesco Rosi, has celebrated its golden jubilee at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, on the 28th of April, in the presence of distinguished guests such as the sublime soprano Renee Fleming and the new conductor, Yannick Nezet-Séguin. Placido Domingo, who is now 78 years old, said a visibly very happy, in front of this audience of choice: “I’ve had the chance to keep my voice and a passion for my art And by a curious paradox, in this day of anniversary, you do not ask to sing”.

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During his speech of thanks, the huge opera singer also expressed appreciation for the success of Operalia, the great international competition of lyrical singing that he organizes since 1993: “I meet today winners who have become true global stars”. From his side, Yannick Nezet-Seguin is remembered to have led the overwhelming tenor a few years ago: “Every day he came to work as if it were the first time. It was an example to all. A model of respect for all the lovers of the lyric art.”

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The longevity art of Placido Domingo is like a miracle. The tenor recalled that it did not retire. Moreover, he performs currently with his mastery legendary, Germont in La Traviata of Verdi at the Met in New York. It is, and it is a record, his 52nd first role in a prestigious opera house in new york city.

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The Metropolitan Opera is a symbolic place for the huge opera singer. Placido Domingo pointed out by telling a cute anecdote to the guests of her golden jubilee: “The other day I went home in New Jersey, singing loudly in my car, windows down. The driver of a vehicle next to me heard me and mocked me gently. He spoke to me: “I’m going to the Met and I can already hear the opera!”. Then I replied du tac au tac: “well, believe me, you will hear me even harder this evening.”

Placido Domingo and Julia Migenes in 1992: Carmen Bizet