Cinema Junkie by Beth Accomando
The Placido Domingo 40th Anniversary Gala Concert
Plácido Domingo and Patricia Racette (Robert Millard)
At 67, Plácido Domingo is not content to rest on his laurels. The world famous opera singer has recently taken on conducting opera and concert performances. He has also signed on through the 2010-11 season as the General Director of the Washington National Opera and the Los Angeles Opera. Earlier this year he made news by asking filmmakers Woody Allen, William Friedkin and David Cronenberg to each direct a production for the Los Angeles Opera in the 2008/09 season. This Mother's Day, you can enjoy Domingo on the big screen for a 40th Anniversary Gala Concert (Sunday, May 11, 2008 at 2:00pm at Landmark's Hillcrest Cinemas). Maybe to complement his selection of movie directors for a trio of upcoming projects at the L.A. Opera, Domingo is taking the L.A. Opera into movie theatres. Twenty-two Landmark Theatres around the country will be screening the concert recorded before a live audience on April 18, 2008, which celebrated the fortieth anniversary of Domingo's first professional appearance in Los Angeles.
You can purchase tickets online at www.landmarktheatres.com. Ticket proces for this event: $20.00 adults, $18.00 seniors, and $15.00 children.
Companion viewing: Francesco Rosi's Carmen , Franco Zeffirelli's La Traviata , Franco Zeffirelli's Otello