The world’s leading operatic tenor for quite some time along with a prestigious conductor who in addition has sung more that 143 roles during the period of his career, including in Verdi’s Otello. He researched music in the Country wide Conservatory of Music in Mexico Town. He continues to be the general movie director of the LA Opera. He wedded Ana Maria Guerra in 1957; after their divorce, he remarried Marta Ornelas on 1962. He offers three sons, Alvaro, Jose and Placido Jr. He was an associate from the Three Tenors, alongside Luciano Pavarotti.