FanFaire celebrates PLÁCIDO DOMINGO and LA OPERA

Plácido Domingo on the Story of His Life
& Luisa Fernanda




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PLÁCIDO DOMINGO &
LA OPERA 



HOMMAGE a SEVILLA


ON THE BEAT @LAOPERA:


On ZARZUELA

On The STORY OF HIS LIFE &
"LUISA FERNANDA"


Q & A


EMILIO SAGI tells the story of
LUISA FERNANDA


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"It can be the STORY OF MY LIFE!"
- Placido Domingo on the zarzuela Luisa Fernanda

In this video clip Plácido Domingo goes back to his roots, explaining how zarzuela, and in particular the beautiful and perhaps most popular Luisa Fernanda, is so intertwined with both his personal biography and his artistic development.

He takes us back to Spain, the country of his birth and where zarzuela to this day is a flourishing art form, and then on to Mexico where his parents, falling in love with the place, settled following an American tour as zarzuela singers with the company of Federico Moreno Torroba, the composer of Luisa Fernanda and other zarzuelas.

It is in Mexico where Domingo finds his first calling, as a baritone zarzuela singer (and jack-of-all-trades) in his parents' own company - following in the footsteps of his father who, in his estimation, was the greatest Vidal Hernando (the lead baritone role in Luisa Fernanda) in his time. Of course, we all know that he eventually realizes his true calling as a tenor. And as they say, the rest is history.

In this production, tenor Domingo (who has sung and recorded the role of Javier Moreno) reverts to baritone Domingo in the role of Vidal Hernando - for understandably sentimental reasons. Need it be added that his mother was the Luisa Fernanda of her time?

But...  Basta! For there's nothing better than hearing Domingo tell his own story. So, watch and listen - and then click on....
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Emilio Sagi on the plot of Luisa Fernanda  -  NEXT 

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NOTE:
Music and video clips: excerpts from Luisa Fernanda, sung by Plácido Domingo in the baritone role of Vidal Hernando; from the DVD Luisa Fernanda opusarte.co.uk (courtesy LA Opera). The video is of the Teatro Real (Madrid) production with Jose Lopes Cobos as Music Director.
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