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19 Jan 2010

For Verdi, Masquerading as a Baritone

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/arts/music/20simon.html?ref=music

By Anthony Tommasini [NY Times, 19 January 2010]

In 1959, when he was 18, Plácido Domingo auditioned for the National Opera in Mexico City as a baritone. The jury was impressed but told Mr. Domingo that he was really a tenor. Two years later he sang his first lead tenor role, Alfredo in Verdi’s “Traviata” in Monterrey. And so began one of the great tenor careers in opera history.

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