‘I’d rather be the hero,’ sighs Placido Domingo

He’s in Vienna to sing the elderly Doge in Verdi’s early opera, I due Foscari.

Asked about his role as a father who ruins his son’s romance, Domingo, 72, let slip a rare regret about his change of register. ‘The good thing about being a tenor is that you’re always the good guy. Now I’m the nasty one. I really like being the hero who got the girl in the end.’

Sic transit….

domingo london

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  • “the hero who got the girl in the end” – well, usually at least one of them dies. Or does he consider Gabriele Adorno in Simon Boccanegra a “good guy” and a “hero”? I dissent.

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