Meeting Plácido

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This past week had Isabel meeting with Plácido Domingo in Los Angeles for the world premiere of Dulce Rosa, an opera based on her short story “An Act of Vengeance,” which is set in a South American country in the 1950s. I asked Isabel what it was like to meet him and see her work translated into an opera. Here is some of what she had to say:

I couldn’t believe my luck when I heard that Plácido Domingo was going to direct Dulce Rosa! That would guarantee its success, that’s for sure.  On the day of the premiere, before the opera started, I was on stage in conversation with Duff Murphy, the host of KUSC’s popular Opera Show. It was a wonderful surprise when the Maestro appeared through the curtain to greet us. Plácido Domingo is not only the most famous tenor in the world but also a charming and generous man. I met him for the first time in Mexico City after the devastating 1985 earthquake that destroyed part of the city. He was there to fundraise for the victims of the tragedy and I was there at the invitation of President La Madrid, who had recently read The House of the Spirits. Plácido told me that he always wanted to be a writer and I told him that I always wanted to be in an opera. He offered to have me be one of the Egyptian slaves in the next production of Aida. (I have told this story so many times that I no longer know if it is true or if I made it up.)  Since then I have seen the Maestro several times but I can’t brag that we are friends.  

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Isabel, Willie-Who, Lori Barra and Carter Goodrich

4 Responses to Meeting Plácido

  1. Fidelia Casal May 3, 2018 at 6:33 am #

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  2. Florencia Victoria May 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    My dear sarah … Nico loved .. which I am proud. insurance share the excitement overwhelms you guys are, looking to hit santiago Craving’ll be in the front row …
    I send the link where you write about the Opera here in Chile

    http://www.latercera.com/noticia/cultura/2013/05/1453-524025-9-en-los-angeles-estrenan-opera-sobre-relato-de-isabel-allende.shtml

    I have eaten literally everything I have written about Revenge .. criticism has been excellent
    Happy excited and proud .. I want them to each of you … Hugs love for Isabel loaded ..
    kisses

  3. Briseidy May 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    wow! que maravilla! ha de haber sido una experiencia maravillosa

  4. Carmen Dacasa Nuñez May 29, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    ¡Que gustazo! ¡Enhorabuena a los dos!

    ¡Sería maravilloso ver la Opera en España y si es en el Liceo de Barcelona fantástico!

    Saludos

    Carmen

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