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Placido Domingo returns to Philadelphia after 25 years

Placido Domingo will spend one day in Philadelphia to sing here for the first time in 25 years. He’s performing a concert of arias, operetta, zarzuelas and American and Latin American popular standards, at The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Monday the 16th. Domingo’s life reads like an encyclopedia of opera, yet he’s known for constantly taking risks by tackling new roles ranging from Wagner to operas composed a few years ago. His adoring audiences have followed him from concert halls and opera houses to historic settings and YouTube. WHYY’s Elisabeth Perez Luna has this report.

Placido Domingo will spend one day in Philadelphia to sing here for the first time in 25 years. He’s performing a concert of arias, operetta, zarzuelas and American and Latin American popular standards, at The Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall on Monday the 16th. Domingo’s life reads like an encyclopedia of opera, yet he’s known for constantly taking risks by tackling new roles ranging from Wagner to operas composed a few years ago. His adoring audiences have followed him from concert halls and opera houses to historic settings and YouTube. WHYY’s Elisabeth Perez Luna has this report.

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Photos by David Swanson, The Philadelphia Inquirer
Credit: Photos by David Swanson, The Philadelphia Inquirer

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