Spanish singer (tenor). He was born in Madrid, in the family of zarzuela performers. He studied at the conservatory in Mexico, made his first appearance in 1961 in Monterrey (Alfred part). In that particular year he performed in Dallas the part of Arthur in “Lucia di Lammermoor” (his playmate was Sutherland).
From 1962 he has been singing in Israel National Opera. In 1968 made debut in the Metropolitan, successfully performed the role of Maurice in " Adriana Lecouvreur " by Francesco Cilea (he replaced Corelli), became the lead soloist of the theare. For years he was the participant of Salzburg festival (among the most outstanding performances is the primary area in " Contes d'Hoffmann " by Offenbach, 1981). From 1971 he performed at Covent Garden (the debut in the role of Cavaradossi). He performed the main role of Othello at La Scala (1987, at the centenary celebration of the opera). He also performed the main role in the World premiere of the opera "Goya" Menotti (1986, Washington). He was on tour with La Scala in Moscow. He sang in gala concert at the opening of Opera Bastille (1989). In his repertory more than 100 roles, which he sang in different opera scenes of the World. Among them are: Radamés, Canio, Faust, Pinkerton, Kalaph, Lohengrin and others.
Among the latest performances is the main role in the opera "Guarani" Gomes (1994, Bonn), the role of Othello (1996, Salzburg Easter festival). In 1992 he made debut at the Bayreuth festival ("Parsifal"). He took part at the audio and videorecordings of many opera theatre pieces, recorded a lot of solo CDs, which regularly become the best buyable classic records.Let’s mention rare records " Le Cid " Massenet (the role of Rodrigo, conductor – I.Kveler, CBS), "Louise " G.Charpentier (the role of Julien, conductor - Pretr, Sony). Among other records are the roles of Manrico (conductor Меta, RCA Victor), Samson (conductor Barenboim, Deutsche Grammofon).
As a conductor he made a debut in the season 1973/74 in New York City ("Traviata "). Films “Traviata”, “Othello” by При его участии созданы фильмы "Травиата", "Отелло" F.Zeffirelli and "Carmen" F.Rossi (1983). From 1991 he also engages acting activity. Among an infinity of rewards there are French legion of Honour, the title “The knight of art and literature”, the title “Chamber singer” (The singer of Honour), Hamburg, Munich and Vienna, Spanish order of Isabella Catholic, the title of honorary doctor of Madrid University, the doctor of fine art of New York University, Honorary doctor of music in the University of Oklahoma, Philadelphian college of dramatic art and in Georgetown University. He is the memoirist of “My first 40 years”. Domingo is the artistic director of Los-Angeles Opera, the artistic director of Washington Opera. Domingo is one of the most outstanding singer of our times.