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Domingo challenges new role in "Rigoletto"

07-30-2010 08:45 BJT

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Spanish tenor Placido Domingo is famous for his versatility. In March 2008, he debuted his 128th opera role, totaling more roles than any other tenor. This time, Domingo will take on Verdi's classic opera "Rigoletto" in Beijing.

Domingo is moving back into his original baritone range after so many success over the past decades. This time, his new challenge is Simon Boccanegra in Verdi's classic opera "Rigoletto."

Among the numerous versions of "Simon", the most successful came from the famous Italian tenor Leo Nucci. Domingo has had many prior performances with Nucci in "Rigoletto," but this time the 70-year-old veteran quit his usual tenor role to take on a new one. Domingo's previous character, the amorous duke, will be played by the tenor's only Chinese apprentice Zhang Yingxi. Joining them will be famous conductor Eugene Kohn.

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Editor:Yang Jie |Source: CNTV.CN

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