Opera Performances starring Plácido Domingo

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1. Cyrano de Bergerac (2008)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

While best known today for having composed the ending to Puccini's unfinished Turandot, Franco Alfano wrote some dozen operas, including Cyrano de Bergerac (1936) with a libretto by Henri ... See full summary »

Director: Tiziano Mancini | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Rodney Gilfry

Votes: 19

Alfano

Bizet

5. Carmen (1980 TV Movie)

160 min | Musical

The Spanish worker girl "Carmen" Falls in love with a soldier before dropping him for the local Celebrity Matador "Escamillio". Presented in a Production at the French Opera House.

Director: Pierre Badel | Stars: Jane Berbié, Teresa Berganza, Yves Bisson, Plácido Domingo

Votes: 5

Bizet

6. Carmen (1984)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Music, Romance

A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.

Director: Francesco Rosi | Stars: Julia Migenes, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Faith Esham

Votes: 1,379

Bizet

9. Margarita la tornera (2000 TV Movie)

Drama, Music

A postulant nun leaves her convent with a romantic adventurer, and while she is gone, a miracle takes place in the chapel of the convent.

Stars: Plácido Domingo, Elisabete Matos, Ángeles Blancas, Stefano Palatchi

Chapí

10. Andrea Chénier (1981 TV Movie)

139 min | Drama, History, Music

The poet and revolutionary André Chenier in Paris in 1789.

Stars: Plácido Domingo, Piero Cappuccilli, Czeslawa Slania, Gabriela Benacková

Votes: 18

Giordano

13. Fedora (1993 TV Movie)

113 min | Drama, Music

Princess falls in love with her fiance's killer just after sending a letter to authorities reporting his guilt. Tragedies ensue.

Stars: Mirella Freni, Adelina Scarabelli, Plácido Domingo, Alessandro Corbelli

Giordano

15. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride (2011)

Musical

Iphigenie, banished daughter of Klytemnaestra, is now high priestess to Diana. Two strangers from Greece wash up on shore; when Iphigenie recognizes one as her brother, Orestes, she is ... See full summary »

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: Susan Graham, Natalie Dessay, Plácido Domingo, Paul Groves

Votes: 11

Gluck

17. The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (2006– )
Episode: The Enchanted Island, a Baroque Pastiche (2012)

Musical

A loose adaptation of Shakespeare's Tempest and Twelfth Night with some of the most beautiful pieces by baroque composers such as Haendel and Vivaldi.

Director: Barbara Willis Sweete | Stars: David Daniels, Danielle de Niese, Joyce DiDonato, Luca Pisaroni

Votes: 20

Handel, Rameau, Vivaldi; PD plays Neptune, perhaps not a large part.

18. Pagliacci (1982 TV Movie)

72 min | Music

The story is set in southern Italy and recounts the tragedy of Canio, the lead clown in a commedia dell'arte troupe, his wife Nedda, and her lover, Silvio.

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Juan Pons, Alberto Rinaldi

Votes: 208

Leoncavallo

21. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Cavalleria Rusticana/Pagliacci (1978)

Music

A "Live from the Met" broadcast of the opera, on a double bill with its frequent "partner", Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana".

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Tatiana Troyanos, Plácido Domingo, Isola Jones, Vern Shinall

Votes: 35

Mascagni / Leoncavallo

22. Cavalleria rusticana (1982 TV Movie)

70 min | Musical

Turridu is spotted by his wife, Santuzza, returning from the home of his lover, Lola. He is also seen on the road by Lola's husband, Alfio. While he suspects nothing, Santuzza knows exactly... See full summary »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Yelena Obraztsova, Plácido Domingo, Renato Bruson, Fedora Barbieri

Votes: 195

Mascagni

Meyerbeer

26. Les contes d'Hoffmann (The Tales of Hoffmann) (1981 TV Movie)

159 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

While waiting for Stella to conclude her performance in the opera house next door, Hoffman recounts his 3 tragic loves: Olympia the mechanical doll, Giulietta the courtesan, and Antonia the young consumptive.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Luciana Serra, Agnes Baltsa, Ileana Cotrubas

Votes: 52

Offenbach

Ponchielli

30. Madama Butterfly (1975 TV Movie)

146 min | Drama, Music

A young Japanese geisha clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage.

Director: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle | Stars: Mirella Freni, Plácido Domingo, Christa Ludwig, Robert Kerns

Votes: 99

Puccini b

34. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: La fanciulla del West (1992)

140 min | Music

Minnie, barkeeper to a camp of gold miners, has fallen for a mysterious visitor from Sacramento. Meanwhile, a notorious bandit is on the loose, and Sheriff Rance and a lynch mob is hot on his trail. Minnie comes to the rescue.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Leonard Slatkin, Barbara Daniels, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes

Votes: 30

Puccini f

35. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Manon Lescaut (1980)

133 min | Music

The Chevalier des Grieux meets and seduces the young Manon when she is being escorted by her brother to a convent. Manon lives with des Grieux in Paris, but leaves him for a rich admirer. ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Renata Scotto, Plácido Domingo, Pablo Elvira, Renato Capecchi

Votes: 31

Puccini m

36. Manon Lescaut (1983 TV Movie)

129 min | Drama, Romance, Music

A story of doomed romance between a chivalrous noble man, Chevalier Des Grieux and his working class lover, Manon Lescaut.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Kiri Te Kanawa, Plácido Domingo, Thomas Allen, Forbes Robinson

Votes: 36

Puccini m

37. Gianni Schicchi (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Comedy, Musical

It's mid-twentieth century Florence. Wealthy Buoso Donati has just died in his bed, his extended family the only people around him at the time. Rumors abound within the family that he has ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Diamond | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Andriana Chuchman, Meredith Arwady, Arturo Chacón-Cruz

Votes: 16

Puccini s

38. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Il Tabarro/Pagliacci (1994)

141 min | Music

A jealous husband and his wife in a theatrical company.

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Teresa Stratas, Plácido Domingo, Juan Pons, Florence Quivar

Votes: 30

Puccini t / Leoncavallo

39. Tosca (1976 TV Movie)

117 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

Rome, June 1800, is ruled by fear, that is, republicanism collapses, and shifts to royalism. Scarpia, general of the secret police, on the side of royalism continuously commits many ... See full summary »

Director: Gianfranco De Bosio | Stars: Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Giancarlo Luccardi

Votes: 105

Puccini t

40. The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977– )
Episode: Tosca (1985)

127 min | Music

An opera in three acts about an escaped political prisoner, a prima donna, and the brutal chief of the secret police.

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil, James Courtney

Votes: 74

Puccini t

41. Tosca: In the Settings and at the Times of Tosca (1992 TV Movie)

120 min | Music, Romance

Performed in the actual Roman settings described in the libretto. Moreover, the scenes take place at the appropriate times of day. Rome, June 1800. Floria Tosca is a celebrated opera singer... See full summary »

Director: Brian Large | Stars: Catherine Malfitano, Plácido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi, Giacomo Prestia

Votes: 134

Puccini t

42. Turandot (1987 TV Movie)

134 min | Documentary, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: James Levine, Éva Marton, Plácido Domingo, Leona Mitchell

Votes: 120

Puccini t

44. Samson et Dalila (I) (1981 TV Movie)

122 min | Drama, Music

While the rest of the Hebrews bewail their fate, Samson alone trusts in God's promise of liberty. Abimelech, the Philistine satrap of Gaza, enters to mock the Hebrews' God, proclaiming the ... See full summary »

Director: Kirk Browning | Stars: Plácido Domingo, Shirley Verrett, Wolfgang Brendel, Kevin Langan

Votes: 28

Saint-Saëns

46. Samson et Dalila (2002 TV Movie)

Music, Drama

7.5