Placido Domingo: Why I carry on singing

Placido Domingo: Why I carry on singing


norman lebrecht

June 08, 2016

Vesa Siren, chief critic of Helsingin Sanomat, has sent us a short video interview clip with Domingo after he sang in St Petersburg last month.

Vesa asked him why he carries on singing at 75.

Placido’s reply: ‘The big passion that I have. I love so much to have the contact with the public, with the music that I have loved all my life, so I carry on singing.’

He goes on to tell Vesa that he’s learning a role in Verdi’s Luisa Miller.

Watch video here.

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  • Sue says:

    Well, I wouldn’t pay to hear Placido sing at his age but I know he’s made some very kind and generous comments about his conducting colleagues over many years and these have been very much appreciated.