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Placido Domingo - Multifaceted Artist, Tenor, Baritone and Conductor
Placido Domingo – The Man with a Thousand Lives
Dir.: Andy Sommer | 80 minutes

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Lecture by: Dr. Zvi Semel

Concert performed by: Ron Zaika tenor, Roi Witz baritone, Zvi Semel piano

In the program: Gounod - from Faust aria of Valentin Si le bonheur, Donizetti - from Don Pasquale aria of Malatesta Bella siccome un angelo, Mozart - from Don Giovanni aria of Don Ottavio D'alla sua pace, Donizetti - from L'elisir d'amore aria of Nemorino Una furtiva lagrima and more.

France 2016 | 80 minutes | French, English | Hebrew subtitles

Opera singer Placido Domingo is an international phenomenon, and this film tries to capture his limitless talent, energy, and charisma as it follows him from the stage to a football game or from one opera house to a stadium across the world. Whatever role he tackles, he does so with dedication and gusto; whomever he plays on stage, he inhabits the character like few before him. His acting ability combined with a celestial voice and complete devotion to his art have led to Domingo’s great worldwide success. This film re-creates his life from his childhood in Madrid and his family’s move to Mexico during Franco’s reign, to his first steps on stage that led to an international career (including two and a half years in Israel, in the early 1960s). Domingo’s colleagues talk about how unique he is, while he, with a confident smile and sparkle in his eyes, reflects on a career he would be happy to relive again, from the beginning.

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