Domingo poses with musical saint

Domingo poses with musical saint


norman lebrecht

October 08, 2019

In the video message that he sent to Mexico for an award ceremony he could not attend last weekend, Placido Domingo decided to pose in front of a famous portrait of Santa Cecilia, patron saint of music.

In the video, he talks of his early music struggles and successes.

Watch here.


  • The View from America says:


    How about late struggles — starting with the voice but ending “you know where” …

  • pageturner says:

    I imagine early music would indeed be a struggle for him, best leave it to professionals experienced in the field.

  • Giovanni Orsini says:

    Such humility!

  • Carlos Eduardo says:

    Horrible sound of heavy breathing, almost like snoring, during most of the video. Especially distracting in the second half. How could they not notice that and play this video in an awards ceremony?

  • Tamerlano says:

    Why don’t you just blow him, Lebrecht.

  • Robin Worth says:

    Some previous comments seem odd : if you understand Spanish you would simply take what he says as a modest (if somewhat rambling and extemporised) tribute to the people in Mexico who helped him when he was young

  • Gretchen says:

    This Bitch…