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Classical Notes: September 27, 2007 Archive

The Homer of Seville, or, Placido Domingo of The Simpsons

Posted at 10:51 AM on September 27, 2007 by John Birge

Plácido Domingo sings opera all over the world. He also runs two opera companies, and produces a singing competition. So why would he take on another new job?

Because it’s The Simpsons!!

He makes his debut this Sunday in "The Homer of Seville." Domingo, playing himself, encourages Homer in his new career as an opera singer. Meanwhile, Marge is getting jealous of Homer’s middle-age groupies.

Look for it on The Simpsons this Sunday. BTW, Domingo is the first opera star to appear on the series. But it’s not the first time The Simpsons has had an opera theme: