Plácido Domingo

The fit lady sings

The music press call Katherine Jenkins a classical music superstar - a term that, a couple of decades ago, they would have said was an oxymoron.

Saturday, 19 March, 2011, 12:00am

Masterpiece operas coming to a cinema near you

Classical in Cinema brings some of the greatest classical music shows to the big screen.

Using cutting edge technology, the series captures concerts and operas in high definition. Opera giants including Placido Domingo and Anna Netrebko spring to life right before your eyes.

14 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Leading tenor takes a back seat to local stars at watch shop opening

It's not often that one of the world's top tenors opens a watch shop. But there was Placido Domingo last Thursday afternoon, after holding a press conference with his touring guest vocalist Katherine Jenkins, at Emperor Watch & Jewellery's new Causeway Bay Rolex shop, dotting the eyes of the lion dancing at the ceremony.

3 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Opera-loving Jiang becomes first soloist

The first solo singer to take to the stage of the National Grand Theatre was not an opera singer, but former president Jiang Zemin .

When Mr Jiang, an opera lover, visited the theatre on Friday, he sang parts of a western opera and a Peking opera for theatre staff. 'Mr Jiang was very happy and satisfied with the theatre and sang a few songs during the visit,' a source said.

25 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

A murderous emperor in search of an air

Placido Domingo has done just about everything an opera singer can do in his 45-year long career - except premiere an original work at New York's Metropolitan Opera House. That's why he's so excited about the starring role in The First Emperor, written and conducted by Tan Dun, the composer behind the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon soundtrack.

31 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Debut for tenor with zest for life

LEUKAEMIA has not stopped world famous tenor Jose Carreras pursuing his life of song.

He promised himself he would become ''a much wiser, more intelligent man'' if he recovered from the usually fatal illness.

29 Jan 1993 - 12:00am