Mr. Domingo's first Three Tenors album is the best-selling classical album of all time.
Mr. Domingo's first Three Tenors album was named Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti: The Three Tenors in Concert.
Placido learned orchestral direction with Igor Markevitch.
Placido's parents, Placido and Pepita, were star performers in the Spanish Zarzuela.
His life motto is "When I rest, I rust".
In 1984, he wrote his first novel, Mis primeros cuarenta años.
In 1993, he created the Operalia Award in Mexico, which is given to the youngest best opera singers.
He was a member of The Black Jeans band along with Enrique Guzman and Cesar Costa.
Placido's granddaughter is a well-known supermodel, Ivonne Armant.
He was married to Ana María Guerra (with who he had 1 child), but he divorced and then married to Marta Ornelas, with who he had 2 children.
Placido is 6'2''feet tall (1.88 metres).
He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located in the LT 7000 Hollywood Blvd.
The 21 of August in 2007, a statue in his honor was constructed in Mexico in recognition to his efforts to help the victims of the earthquake.
He was given the KBE (Knight Commander) Order by the British Empire in recognition to his achievements.
In 1985, Domingo's uncle, aunt, nephew and his nephew's son were killed in the worst earthquake in the history of Mexico.
During the 1980s Plácido Domingo joined the Three Tenors projects along with Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras.
Placido Domingo has an analytical mind. He is able to learn and retain scores by quiet reading.
Mr. Domingo is an excellent pianist.
Mr. Domingo began his musical life as a baritone and later created a tenor range about it through hard work and scrupulous intelligence.
Placido: I loved working with Spiro because he has the totality of colors in his performing palette. He is a singer of wonderful imagination and a real professional.
Placido: I want to do more commissions and the very important second and third productions of new works - giving them the life that will bring them into the standard repertoire.
Placido: Francesca's productions are always beautifully balanced between the intimacy of the characters and the sweep of the epic, and I think that she will use the symbols of America brilliantly.
Placido: Maestro Behr was a dynamic conductor who worked so well with soloists, the chorus and the musicians of the orchestra, all of whom respected him greatly. He will be deeply missed.
Placido: I really don't know how to do it -- a tour or a concert or if I just say, that's it, that's the last night.
Placido: The high note is not the only thing.
Placido: Becoming artistic director at L.A. Opera feels less like a major change in my life there than a kind of upgrading.
Placido: When it becomes clear that no one else shares your level of passion, you are where you belong.
Placido: When facing symphonic orchestras which have played some works five thousands times, you have nothing to do.
Placido: Young singers are much better educated musically, much better informed, through discs and videos, than I was.