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  • ISBN 0297607367
  • ISBN13 978-0297607366
  • Language English
  • Author Placido Domingo
  • Publisher Gardners Books; 2nd edition (January 2010)
  • Pages 352
  • Formats mobi txt txt lit
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Arts and Literature
  • Size ePub 1749 kb
  • Size Fb2 1642 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 905

When the first edition of this book was published, Plácido Domingo was described as ‘a charismatic singer who has not only been heard in major tenor roles at most of the world’s opera houses but is also a fine pianist and conductor.’ Today, nearly twenty years later, the description must be revised - upward. Domingo has provided completely new material for this edition. In the substantial introduction, he summarizes his activities since 1983 - new roles, increased conducting engagements, the growing importance of his Operalia World Opera Contest, his artistic directorship of the Washington and Los Angeles opera companies and, of course, the astonishing success of the Three Tenors concerts that he, José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti have given all over the world. Domingo also recounts personal joys and sorrows, family matters and friendships. The central portion of this delightful book reprints the text of the popular but long out of print original edition, documenting the private and professional sides of Domingo’s remarkable life until shortly after his forty-second birthday. It is a highly intelligent artist’s account of his collaborations with the most celebrated singers, conductors and producers of his time, a penetrating discussion of roles, singing, musicianship and stagecraft, and a fascinating commentary on the current state of opera. In the new epilogue, this man of apparently boundless energy, now entering his seventh decade, discusses plans for the future. Throughout these memoirs his warmth, perspicacity this book’s pages just as they do from the stages of the world’s great theatres.

My First Forty Years has been added to your Cart. I purchased this book this past summer. Being a great fan of Placido Domingo, it was very interesting to learn of his early years & what has brought him to his status today.

My First Forty Years has been added to your Cart. Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase. This book as its title indicares moves around the first 40 years in the life of the number one opera singer of our time. Very interesting and with a lot of details about his tremendous moving and working life. I am one of his best fans!

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He recalled, in My First Forty Years: I had already sung at the Met, the Vienna State Opera, and other .

He recalled, in My First Forty Years: I had already sung at the Met, the Vienna State Opera, and other great theaters. But when you stand on the stage of La Scala and look into that beautiful auditorium, you cannot help thinking that nearly every celebrated singer from Mozart’s day to our own has performed there. This year marked the 27th anniversary of Operalia, which was founded by Plácido Domingo in 1993 and has brought some of opera's most celebrated singers onto the world stage, including Sonya Yoncheva, Joyce DiDonato, Rolando Villazón, and many others.

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My First Forty Years. and Counting: ISBN 9780297607366 (978-0-297-60736-6) Hardcover, Gardners Books, 2010. Placido Domingo: Always in My Heart (Siempre en Mi Corazon): Voice and Piano. ISBN 9780793575572 (978-0-7935-7557-2) Softcover, Edward B. Marks Music Company, 1997. Placido Domingo: My Operatic Roles. by Helena Matheopoulos, Placido Domingo.

This is a personal book about the public Placido Domingo, a vibrant memoir that, complete with a performance list and a discography, will delight and inform all opera aficionados. Bibliographic information. My First Forty Years. by. Domingo, Plácido, 1941-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

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The son of zarzuela singers, Placido Domingo was born in Madrid, Spain, but lived in Mexico from the age of 7. While in Mexico . In 1961 Domingo played his first important tenor role as Alfredo in La Traviata in Monterrey, Mexico. While in Mexico, Domingo learned piano, conducting, and singing. Between 1962 and 1965, Domingo was a member of the Israeli National Opera, where he sang 300 performances of 10 operas, most of them in Hebrew. In 1965 Domingo made his American debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the New York City Opera