Simon Boccanegra, Metropolitan Opera, New York

By Martin Bernheimer [Financial Times, 19 January 2010]
Most singers spend their autumnal days pasting carefully censored clippings into their scrapbooks and boring their grandchildren with exaggerated tales of distant triumphs. Domingo, who celebrates his 69th birthday tomorrow, knows nothing about resting on laurels. In fact, he knows nothing about resting.