Placido Domingo gets Mozart in the Jungle role

Placido Domingo gets Mozart in the Jungle role


norman lebrecht

July 20, 2016

He just couldn’t say no, he gushes to the New York Times.

Mr. Domingo, who moved to Mexico as a child and maintains strong ties there, said that he was drawn partly by the chance to appear with Mr. García Bernal, a Mexican actor whose career he has followed since the film “Y Tu Mamá También” more than a decade ago, and partly because he was intrigued by a new series that shines a light on the field.

So Mr. Domingo, who remains one of the hardest workers in opera, recorded his vocals for the duet, “Là ci darem la mano,” this month at a midnight session at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, right after finishing a performance there in the title role of Verdi’s “Simon Boccanegra.” (The soprano part, which Ms. Bellucci, who is playing a fiery diva known as La Fiamma, lip-synced to, was recorded in San Francisco by the rising star Ana María Martínez.)

Could be the series is running out of steam.

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  • Stefan Treddel says:

    And we are sure that Ana María Martínez is still a rising star? How well informed…

  • Respect says:

    It’s amazing that cliche like that extends past her fiftieth birthday. Blame her pr people, not Norman.