The Spanish tenor has performed during almost every
At a news conference Thursday aimed at promoting his show, Domingo talked more about his other passion — soccer — than the concert at the
Domingo said that as a young man he played goalkeeper until a broken finger forced him to take up an offensive position. "But I just wasn't that good," he said, holding up a crooked index finger he called a "souvenir of my soccer years."
Even after he put away his cleats, Domingo remained passionate about the game, following hometown favorite
Domingo is also a devout fan of
"I'm going for
But Domingo was guarded about
Domingo said he'd also like to see a team that has never been the champion get to the final, but guessed that
Domingo is well-known as one of the celebrated "Three Tenors," with fellow Spaniard Jose Carreras and the late Italian Luciano Pavarotti. The trio made their debut on the eve of the final of the 1990 Cup in
Because work required him to be in
Domingo said his concert in Rio will include a selection of arias as well as Spanish zarzuelas, American show tunes, local Brazilian music by the likes of famed Rio-born composer
He said he chose to perform on
"It's one of the few days there isn't soccer in the whole month," Domingo said. "We chose that day so that the Brazilian public can take a break from football before the final melee."
Concert website: http://hsbcarena.com.br/canal/programacao/?programacao/14155/placido+domingo
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