The more Plácido Domingo has studied, travelled and performed, the deeper his love of music has become. He maintains an active performing career as singer and conductor in addition to his work as a cultural impresario and entrepreneur. He serves as General Director of the Los Angeles Opera; Chairman of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry; President of Europa Nostra; Founder of Operalia, the World Opera Competition; and proprietor of Pampano, his restaurant in New York City. He has sung 148 different roles, more than any other tenor in the annals of music, with more than 3900 career performances. His repertoire spans the gamut from Rameau's Hippolyte et Aricie (1733) to numerous world premieres of operas by contemporary composers, and now includes a remarkable traversal of leading Verdi baritone roles.