Sat. Oct 19th, 2019

Plácido Domingo sees incomprehensible political situation in Spain


"If the politicians themselves do not understand the situation, how are we going to understand it!" Placido Domingo his bewilderment at the confusing state of affairs in Spanish politics after the general elections in April. The Madrilenian singer, who will act in the coming days in the Royal Theatre, noted that "we are all waiting for the leaders they agree"To form a government.

"Let them know in the world that we have here a great democracy"Domingo also said after making votes that in Spain" we continue as in the last forty years "of Rule of Law, and" with more force policies that have been accepted ". Because today in this country "we have more parties, many"He said with a look of surprise.









Let them know in the world that we have here a great democracy "



The acclaimed musician will act as a baritone in the role of Giacomo of the opera
Giovanna d'Arco
, by Giuseppe Verdi, which the Teatro Real will offer in concert format next July 14, 17 and 20. It is one of the works of the Italian composer's youth.

From left to right the general director of Real, Ignacio Garcia Belenguer, Placido Domingo, the musical director James Conlon, the soloist Michael Fabiano and the artistic director of the Theater, Joan Matabosch, at the presentation of Giovanna d'Arco, this Friday / Getty Images)

From left to right the general director of Real, Ignacio Garcia Belenguer, Placido Domingo, the musical director James Conlon, the soloist Michael Fabiano and the artistic director of the Theater, Joan Matabosch, at the presentation of Giovanna d'Arco, this Friday / Getty Images)
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The libretto is that of the director of Real himself, Temistocle Solera: a recessed version of the original text by Friedrich Schiller, and also with respect to the official story itself. Well, here Joan of Arc does not die at the stake by order of the Inquisition but at the request of her own father: a nineteenth century example -data of 1845- post-truth Y self-censorship, in this case for fear of anger and possible reprisals from the Catholic Church.







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