Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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.


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