Watch: Placido Domingo Sings on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 05:34 PM

Placido Domingo took time out of his operatic schedule Tuesday night to appear on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

The 71-year-old tenor performed "Come What May" — from the 2001 movie "Moulin Rouge" — in a duet with Katherine Jenkins. The number is featured on his new album, "Songs," in which Domingo performs a series of popular tunes.

Domingo is currently in Los Angeles performing in Verdi's rarity I Due Foscari at LA Opera, where he serves as general director.

Below is the performance. Watch and tell us what you think.

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Kenneth Bennett Lane, Lake Hiawatha, NJ from Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, Boonton, NJ

It's on a happy note to hear from PLACIDO DOMINGO's friend and publicist that he is encouraged with the prospects for his early recovery, PLACIDO DOMINGO for all his talents as singer, conductor, administer, voice contest host and actor, his astonishing friendly relations with all and sundry is one of the rarest of achievements in this highly competitive world. His wide range of roles, and more roles than most singers, even more than NICOLAI GEDDA, is something spectacular considering also the high quality of his enterprises artistic and administrative. Be well soon and continue to thrill your audiences for many years to come !!! Let us also remember that great singers like LAWRENCE TIBBETT sang on the HIT PARADE show on radio. Also, CARUSO sang Neapolitan and pop songs composed precisely for him and other songs which touched his heartstrings. MARIO LANZA , NELSON EDDY and JEANNETTE MACDONALD employed their operatic training and distinctive vocal timbres to the contemporary scene widening the audience for the classical market. As a Wagnerian heldentenor, I have sung and greatly enjoyed singing music by pop and classical composers and, as director of the Richard Wagner Music Drama Institute, teach vocal production and coach the roles in Shakespeare plays and Wagner operas.

Jul. 11 2013 05:51 AM
Les from Miami, Florida

Apropos the comment by celticgal, Jussi Bjoerling also sang many popular songs of the day and recorded such under the pseudonym of Eric Odde; and Giuseppe di Stefano also did so under the pseudonym of Nino Florio. It distresses me no end that in the "Ed Sullivan Show" (formerly called "Toast of the Town")clips usually shown at PBS fundraising time, none of the opera singers are ever featured, and many were his guests including Birgit Nilsson and Daniele Barioni, just to mention two off the top of my head. And many of Leonard Bernstein's "Young Peoples' Concerts" are available on DVD.

Oct. 08 2012 10:53 AM

John, Remember Young People's Concerts in the afternoon with Leonard Bernstein? I always find it amazing that when you put a classically trained voice with one that has not had so much training one can immediately hear the difference. I too remember Robert Merrill and Richard Tucker also, Jussi Boerling!

Oct. 04 2012 02:42 PM
John from NJ

Great to see and hear a "real" artist like Domingo on commercial TV. I have gotten to be old enough to remember when he and his like were regulars on the talk and variety show circuits. Here in the greater NYC area, I can remember Robert Merrill and Richard Tucker on Sonny Fox's Wonderama kids' show. Carson even had "Bubbles" Sills host the Tonight Show on several occassions!

Oct. 04 2012 08:59 AM

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