Biography

Unlike other opera singers-turned-film performers, such as Ezio Pinza, Salvatore Baccaloni, and Luciano Pavarotti, Spanish-born internationally renown opera star Plácido Domingo has generally only made film appearances that are tied to his stage performances. His film credits include movie versions of Verdi's La Traviata (1982) and Otello (1987), and Bizet's Carmen (1984), all sumptuously photographed and directed, avoiding the staginess of most filmed operas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi