Members of The Las Vegas Philharmonic will be backing renowned artist Plácido Domingo and his guest Conductor Maestro Eugene Kohn and guest Soprano Ana Maria Martinez at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace on Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Plácido Domingo has been described in the international press as “the King of Opera,” “a true Renaissance man in music,” and “the greatest operatic artist of modern times.” As of 2015, Domingo has sung over 3,700 performances of 146 roles – figures unmatched by any other celebrated opera singer in history, and he has recently added several baritone roles to his long list of achievements as a tenor. His more than 100 recordings (in addition to numerous music videos and four feature films of operas) have earned him nine Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammys, and he has won two Emmys for his television appearances. During the 1990s he and his colleagues José Carreras and the late Luciano Pavarotti – the Three Tenors – performed with enormous success all over the world and attracted new fans to opera. As a conductor, Domingo has worked with many of the world’s greatest opera companies and symphony orchestras, and as General Director of Los Angeles Opera he is a major force in opera administration.
Born in Madrid in 1941 to parents who were zarzuela performers, Plácido was brought to Mexico at the age of eight. He attended Mexico City’s Conservatory of Music and made his debut at eighteen with Mexico’s National Opera; his first performance as a leading tenor took place two years later. In 1965, after three seasons with the Israel National Opera, he launched his international career, and since then he has performed at all of the world’s most prestigious opera houses.
In 1993, Domingo founded Operalia, an annual international voice competition that has helped launch the careers of many of today’s opera stars. In 2012, Operalia celebrated its 20th Edition at NCPA. He was also the prime mover behind the creation of Young Artist programs in Washington, Los Angeles, and Valencia. He has received official recognition from the governments of many nations, and he has raised millions of dollars through benefit concerts to aid the victims of natural disasters in Mexico, Central America, Asia, Australia and the United States. For more information visit www.placidodomingo.com.
The special one-night engagement is presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment.
Tickets are on-sale now and may be purchased in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, by calling 866-320-9763 or online by visiting www.thecolosseum.com or www.axs.com. Ticket prices are $500/ $250/ $200/ $150/ $79.50 (prices include 10% Live Entertainment Tax). Orders are subject to additional service charges and fees. For groups of 10 or more, call 866-574-3851. Showtime is 8 p.m.