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Placido Domingo's Gala Concert

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“Plácido stands for a holistic and almost divine concept where acting and musicality and singing beautifully [combine] in one entity,” raves Swedish soprano Nina Stemme in the interval of this gala from the Royal Opera House. “I’m not sure we’ll ever have anyone like him again.” His fans may already have reached a similar conclusion.

A wonderful line-up of international opera stars, some new to Covent Garden, take to the stage to perform arias in his honour and duet with 71-year-old Domingo himself. Antonio Pappano conducts, and ever-demure Katie Derham is on hand to name that tune and singer.


A celebration from London's Royal Opera House of the much-loved tenor and conductor's long career. Stars including Nina Stemme and Rolando Villazon are joined by voices new to Covent Garden, such as Stefan Pop and Julia Novikova, to perform well-known operatic pieces, accompanied by the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, conducted by Antonio Pappano. Katie Derham presents.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Katie Derham
Performer Placido Domingo
Performer Nina Stemme
Performer Joyce DiDonato
Performer Joseph Calleja
Performer Rolando Villazon
Performer Stefan Pop
Performer Julia Novikova
Performer Sonya Yoncheva
Director Matthew Woodward
Producer Dominic Best
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