This is a repeat of last year’s observance of Placido Domingo’s birthday

To mark the 72nd 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