In the tradition of the original "The Three Tenors," world-class singers Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón join forces to entertain a live audience of 20,000 spectators on location and millions more around the world on TV. They will sing the most famous arias and duets from the world of opera, accompanied by the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and its conductor Marco Armiliato. The event will take place at Berlin’s legendary Waldbühne on Friday, 7 July 2006 at 8 pm.
Less than 48 hours before the football world celebrates its new champion, three top international opera stars – Plácido Domingo, Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón – will join forces for a unique musical event in front of a live audience. As one-of-a-kind interpreters of classical music and high-caliber entertainers, they will thrill their public with the most famous arias and duets from the world of opera. Looking back on an extraordinary career that has been honored with 11 Grammys, Plácido Domingo has become the very epitome of the operatic tenor, even among people who have no particular interest in classical music. He is a star who beguiles every audience with his virile charisma. Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón unleashed a worldwide media frenzy in summer 2005 with their rapturously acclaimed "La Traviata" at the Salzburg Festival. The subsequent "Violetta" album immediately shot up to the top of the charts. Russian soprano Anna Netrebko's phenomenal career keeps her rushing from one highlight to the next. Her debut as Natasha Rostova in Prokofiev's "War and Peace" at New York's Metropolitan Opera had the critics hailing her as an "Audrey Hepburn with a voice." On stage, Anna's heart belongs to the Mexican breakout star Rolando Villazón, whom Plácido Domingo sees as his potential successor and as the tenor with the brightest future. And how can the heartrendingly expressive singer not touch each and every one of us when he says of himself: "I love people. I love to sing. And I love surprises." The venue of the concert is the legendary Waldbühne in Berlin, which was modeled after ancient amphitheaters. For decades now, it has been hosting all the giants of the rock and pop world such as Robbie Williams and the Rolling Stones.