Domingo Hindoyan makes his debut with the Royal Opera House Muscat tomorrow, 7 February, conducting Verdi’s La traviata, with legendary Plácido Domingo as Germont. Fellow Askonas Holt artist Kristina Mkhitaryan also makes her house debut, performing Violetta opposite Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz’s Alfredo. Currently the most performed opera in the world, Domingo has conducted La traviata previously at Semperoper Dresden and Staatsoper Berlin.
Later this spring, Domingo will make his third opera house debut of the 2018/19 season, leading the prestigious Wiener Staatsoper in four performances of Puccini’s Turandot, before returning to Staatsoper Berlin with Tosca, alongside Askonas Holt artist Sonya Yoncheva who will star in the title role.
On the concert platform, Domingo conducts the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra next month, prior to taking up his position as the Principal Guest Conductor of the orchestra from the 2019/20 season. Further season highlights include his debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo.
Kristina’s house debut follows recent interpretations of the role at Palm Beach Opera, and the Bayerische Staatsoper. Continuing a season of debuts, Kristina made her first Metropolitan Opera appearance at the end of 2018 as Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi, again alongside Plácido Domingo. Next, she makes her Staatsoper Hamburg debut as Gilda in Rigoletto, before returning to Barrie Kosky’s production of Carmen at the Royal Opera House London, and Glyndebourne for Rinaldo.
Find more information about La traviata in Muscat here.