José Plácido Domingo Embil was born on 21 January 1941. He is better known today as Plácido Domingo. Placido Domingo is one of the greatest operatic tenors of all time. Plácido Domingo possesses a uniquely versatile and strong voice and a distinctly dramatic tone throughout its range. In March 2008, Plácido Domingo performed his 128th opera role, more than any tenor in history. Plácido Domingo is also a distinguished conductor of opera and concert performances. Plácido Domingo serves as the General Director of the Los Angeles Opera in California.