Placido Domingo is a Spanish tenor and conductor best known for his powerful and versatile voice, known as "the King of Opera". He grew up in a musical family; both of his parents were singers of zarzuela, or Spanish operettas, who toured with a troupe. Placido first studied piano before focusing on his vocal talents. Domingo began his career in Mexico and Israel before becoming a star in the opera world. In 1983, he won his first Grammy Award and appeared in his first film, La Traviata.
Placido Domingo married a piano student, Ana María Guerra Cué. However, the marriage did not last long, with the couple separating shortly thereafter. After their separation, Domingo married Marta Ornelas, a lyric soprano from Veracruz, Mexico, whom he met during his conservatory days. After their marriage, the couple performed together frequently at the Israel National Opera. Placido has three children.