Via The New York Times:
"Operalia has launched high-profile singer careers on stages around the world. But the competition has also preserved the legacy of an art form that has a long history in the Domingo family.
If Plácido Domingo was best known at the height of his career in the tenor roles of the Italian Romantics such as Puccini and Verdi, his artistic origins lie in zarzuela, a tradition of Spanish sung theater. His parents, Plácido Domingo Ferrer and Pepita Embil, were famous champions of the form in the 20th century."
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