I don't usually get intimidated when it comes to interviews, but when it was time to speak with maestro Plácido Domingo, I was. The "King of Opera" had just finished conducting the world premiere of opera Dulce Rosa Friday night at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica.
Placido Domingo's collaboration with composer Lee Holdridge and librettist Richard Sparks dates back several decades and includes a number of commissioned operas for young audiences. The collaboration continues with the premiere of Dulce Rosa.
Operas and movies are like opposites that attract but can rarely live together. New movies, like old operas, get the big houses. New operas, like old movies, get the small houses. Got that? The LA Opera did.
On Friday evening, May 17, there will be a spectacular musical event at the Eli & Edythe Broad Stage -- the first of six performances of a new opera, Dulce Rosa, based upon a celebrated short story by Chilean author, Isabel Allende.