The day of April 17, 2019 proposes a musical premiere to people in Bucharest, through the concert to be held by an artist who inherited an unmistakable musical talent: Plácido Domingo Jr., along with other important names of the national and international stage, will perform on the same stage, in a gala concert. The spectators who will be present at the Palace Hall will witness impressive and thrilling vocal interpretations. Plácido Domingo Jr. will be accompanied by the Bucharest Metropolitan Orchestra, under the baton of Conductor Daniel Jinga, in a mix of classical music and rhythms that remind of the swing age, combined with a solid jazz foundation and a fluent orchestral arrangement, taking the classic crossover into a whole new direction.
Born in 1965 in Mexico, Plácido Domingo Jr. was exposed from an early age to the musical world, to the best and most representative opera voices, so that his passion for music was unavoidable. Spending a large part of his life as music composer and producer, Plácido made his international debut as a singer in 2010. In an interview for vocidellopera.com, the artist tells how this new perspective of his career began: “(…) one day, my father needed to learn a few song I composed and asked me to record them for him. I recorded them, and after he heard my voice, he asked me why I’m not starting to sing pop or contemporary music. The rest is history.”
Being encouraged by his father in this new musical career, Plácido Domingo Jr. was warmly welcomed on the stages of the world. Also, the audience appreciates every time the occasions when Domingo the father and the sun are together on the stage, to perform extraordinary duets. Asked if he is bothered by the comparison between him and his father, Domingo Jr. said that the only opinion he cares about is his father’s one, and the latter encouraged him to make every step on the stage.
Throughout his career as a composer, Plácido Domingo Jr. wrote songs for great artists such as Michael Bolton, Riccardo Cocciante, Vanessa Williams, Sarah Brightman, Jose Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti, Leona Mitchell, Diana Ross, Alejandro Fernández, Tony Bennett, and of course Plácido Domingo. His first album in Spanish – Latidos – was released in 2017, being followed by its English version – Heartbeat. It includes folk songs of the ‘50s and ‘60s, with Latino pop, jazz, tango, bolero, cha-cha-cha and bachata influences, with orchestral arrangements and duets with artists such as José Feliciano, his father – Plácido Domingo, and Arturo Sandoval, among others.
The organizers announced discounts of 20% for the tickets purchased before January 20.