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Legendary tenor Plácido Domingo returns to the Bay Area! Accompanied by the Berkeley Symphony, the world-renowned star lends his magnificent voice to a program of operatic favorites from Verdi and Wagner, American classics from Rogers, Loewe, and Bernstein, and Spanish popular song.Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear this master musician under the stars in the beautiful setting of UC Berkeley's historic Greek Theatre, named one of the Top 10 amphitheaters in America by Rolling Stone magazine. See below for complete program details.
Plácido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist, recognized not only as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of opera but also as a respected conductor. And as General Director of Los Angeles Opera and Washington National Opera, he is a major force as an opera administrator. He turned seventy in January 2011, but his gifts and energy remain undiminished. Domingo's vocal repertoire encompasses 140 stage roles — a number unmatched by any other celebrated tenor in history — and he has recently added the title baritone roles of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra and Rigoletto to his list of achievements. His more than 100 recordings of complete operas, compilations of arias and duets, and crossover discs have earned him eleven Grammy Awards and two Latin Grammy Awards, and he has won Emmy awards for the television film "Homage to Seville" and for the Met's "Silver Gala" program. He was the Latin Recording Academy's Person of the Year in 2010. Newsweek and other international publications have fittingly described Plácido Domingo as "the King of Opera," "a true renaissance man in music," and "the greatest operatic artist of modern times."
Program: Wagner: selections from Die Meistersinger, and Die Walküre • Giordano: selections from Andrea Chénier • Gounod: selections from Roméo and Juliette • Verdi: selections from Il trovatore; Un giorno di regno, and La Traviata • Strauss: Act 1 Trio from Die Fledermaus • Loewe: "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady • Rogers: "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific • Bernstein: Overture from Candide; "Tonight" from West Side Story • Vives: "La cancion del arlequín" from La generala • Moreno-Tórroba: "Amor, vida de mi vida" from Maravilla
This event is promoted and ticketed by Another Planet Entertainment, Cal Performances' partner for the Greek Theatre. Cal Performances ticketing policies do not apply, including exchange and discount policies, and the event is not available as part of a Cal Performances Choose-Your-Own Subscription. For Another Planet Entertainment ticketing information and policies, please visit www.apeconcerts.com. This event is rain or shine. All tickets sales are final. Please note that tickets are not available through the Cal Performances Ticket Office phones or website; all inquiries and purchases must go through Ticketmaster. (No service fees.)
Dinner with Plácido Domingo
Benefiting Cal Performances' Artistic and Music Education Programs
Saturday, September 7, 2013
5655 College Avenue, Oakland
Following the 8 pm performance at UC Berkeley's Greek Theatre
Head Table: $10,000 per person; all other seats $5,000.
Benefit Dinner purchase includes a premium performance ticket and valet parking at the Greek Theater.
Seating is extremely limited; $650 is non tax-deductible.
Cal Performances provides a vital link to the arts for the University and Bay Area communities, including free or highly-subsidized programs for thousands of schoolchildren. Our programs feature arts integration workshops, master classes, symposia, and behind-the-scenes encounters with the artists on our stages, so that our entire community can experience the very best of the performing arts.
Only with your support can audiences of all ages discover and engage through Cal Performances' Education and Community Programs. For further information or to reserve your place for dinner please contact Sarah Sobey, Director of Development, at 510.643.7053 or ssobeycalperformances.org.