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A Great Tenor Looks to the Future

Thursday, June 05, 2008 - 01:16 PM

Placido DomingoWhat do you ask someone who’s so famous that he has his own Muppet? Placido Domingo is one of the greatest tenors of our time, and as a conductor and arts administrator he has been a tireless champion of the world of opera and of opera in America particularly. A younger set will remember his Sesame Street duet with Placido Flamingo, his Muppet alter-ego. But he will forever be linked in most minds with the late Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras in The Three Tenors. So everyone wants to know, what was it like working with Pavarotti, but he’d probably have more interesting things to say about the Yankees’ current woes (he’s a big fan). We’ll see…

Domingo is also uniquely qualified to answer opera’s burning question – who will be the heir to Pavarotti? We’ll hear his take on that too. Meanwhile, who is YOUR pick for the next great tenor?


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I think for me it's 100% Florez. Pavarotti himself once said, that Florez will replace him some day. Pavarotti was and still is my absolute favorite, in my opinion there's no one who will ever be able to replace him, his voice. He was greater than opera. But Florez looks hopeful.

Jun. 06 2008 04:15 AM
John Schaefer

Domingo picked two: Juan Diego Flores and Rolando Villazon. (Though he said Flores' name first, if that means anything.)

Jun. 05 2008 03:44 PM
Joan Stern Kiok

I was listening but had to answer the phone so missed Placido Domingo's pick for the next great tenor. Please tell me who it was.

Jun. 05 2008 03:32 PM
Jimyoung Kwak

My pick for the next generation tenor is absolutely Juan Diego Florez!!!

Jun. 05 2008 02:32 PM

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