‘I’d rather be the hero,’ sighs Placido Domingomain
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.’