Superstar Plácido Domingo has sung some of the biggest roles in the operatic canon, weathered serious health problems and taken the challenge of an ageing and changing vocal range in his stride.
Domingo recently gave a fascinating interview to UK journalist Matthew Stadlen, in which he spoke openly about his recent operation, his passion for work and his thoughts on opera as an art form.
He expresses his passion for Verdi and offers this touching explanation about why Verdi can be so moving:
“I believe Verdi wrote his best music in the scenes when the father and daughter, or father and son, are singing together because unfortunately in his life he had two children and he lost both. So I think you feel the drama and the feeling of his music in those scenes and I want to do these roles.”