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Placido Domingo
January 21, 1941 -
Nationality: Spanish
Category: Musician
Subcategory: Spanish Musician

But I won't deprive myself of singing opera as long as my voice follows.


With my personal preparation at the piano, I can afford to hum at half voice.


I will prove that a great conducting career is expecting me.


We all have a destiny in accordance with the breadth of our shoulders. My shoulders are broad.


Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was.


I have always studied my parts with the orchestral score and not with the piano reduction.


I was married at 16, a father at 17 and divorced at 18.


It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.


Between parts I was too old for and roles that were too overwhelming, out of reach then for my voice. I carved out a niche with the Wagnerian repertoire since I am attracted by its theatrical intensity.


The public made me and then encouraged me for many years, and my future even now depends upon it.


When I was a young man, I was a baritone, very far from possessing the whole range of the tenor then.


On the other hand, I have devoted so much energy to reach the top that I accept the stress of being there.


My strength is my enthusiasm.


The voice collects and translates your bad physical health, your emotional worries, your personal troubles.


I am never wrong when it comes to my possibilities.


When working with an orchestra, you never spend more than 20 minutes per recording session.


The atmosphere of the theater is my oxygen.


In the last century, everybody was singing lower.


Don't you think it astonishing that, at 58, I am still working at improving my career?


To stay at my best, I have to stop talking during the preceding day.


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