To mark the 70th anniversary of Placido Domingo’s birth (January 21, 1941), here are eleven photographs of the great artist taken by Robert Cahen. There is little to say about Domingo’s career that isn’t self evident. He’s had more roles than Parker House. He’s a tenor; he’s a baritone; he’s a conductor; he’s an administrator. He’s a phenomenon. There’s never been a career in opera approaching his.

Otello - San Francisco 1978

Samson brings down the Temple - San Francisco 1980

With Maestro Giulini - Los Angeles 1980

With John Denver - 1982

With Joan Collins - LA 1980

Calaf in Puccini's Turandot - LA 1984

Pinkerton in Butterfly - LA 1991

The Three Tenors with Zubin Mehta in Rome 1991

Rome 1991 -the final note of the First Concert-Vincero from "Nessun Dorma"

El Gato Montes - LA 1994

Otello at the Met