A Domingo Day
I spent a little time today trying to set up a quick phoner with Plácido Domingo in advance of his upcoming appearance at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. During that window,
• the SF Symphony announced that Domingo will be joining MTT and the orchestra in January for an 80th birthday celebration of Gordon Getty — the first time he's appeared with the Symphony since 1973;
• it turns out that one of the two winners of Domingo's Operalia competition over the weekend was the baritone Ao Li, well known in these parts as a fine Adler Fellow, and
• Domingo's new CD of Verdi baritone arias came sailing through the mail slot.
That's a lot of Domingo for one afternoon.