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Placido Domingo

Placido DomingoAKA Plácido Domingo

Born: 21-Jan-1941
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Hispanic
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Singer

Nationality: Spain [1]
Executive summary: Tenorissimo!

[1] While born in Spain and ostensibly a citizen thereof, was a resident of Mexico from 1946, where his father became a Mexican citizen. Placido attended school in Mexico City and joined the Mexican National Opera in 1959. He married a Mexican national and for decades, the 1950s through at least the 1990s, maintained Mexico City as his primary address. He can be considered more Mexican than Spanish.

Father: Plácido Domingo, Sr.
Mother: Pepita Embil
Sister: Mari Pepa
Wife: (div., one son)
Wife: Marta Ornelas (m. 1962, three sons)
Son: José
Son: Plácido, Jr. (b. 1965)
Son: Alvaro (b. 1968)

    University: Mexican National Conservatory of Music

    Washington National Opera General Director (1996-2011)
    White Nights Foundation of America Artistic Advisory Board
    Kennedy Center Honor 2000
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 9-Jul-2002
    French Legion of Honor Mar-2002
    Knight of the British Empire (honorary) Oct-2002
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 7000 Hollywood Blvd
    Funeral: Ted Kennedy (2009)
    Parodied As A Muppet Placido Flamingo
    Risk Factors: Colon Cancer

    Pavarotti (4-Jun-2019) · Himself
    The Book of Life (2-Oct-2014) [VOICE]
    Beverly Hills Chihuahua (25-Sep-2008) [VOICE]
    Moulin Rouge! (9-May-2001) · Voice of Man in the Moon [VOICE]
    Otello (28-Aug-1986)
    Carmen (14-Mar-1984)
    La Traviata (18-Feb-1983)

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Author of books:
My First Forty Years (1984, memoir)

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