Placido Domingo did VERY well on The Colbert Report last night. Stephen Colbert is obviously a fan, which makes the thing completely adorable. The two discussed “the most popular song of all time” (“La donna è mobile”, obviously, not “Imagine”), why tenors get all the girls, and “soaking the snooty crowd”.
After a commercial break, Stephen and Placido perform. Together.
More classical musicians on TV, please.
That said, we’re also thrilled with classical musicians on PBS. Here is Gustavo Dudamel on Sesame Street. My favorite part is when Elmo breaks the fourth wall and looks at us.