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Placido Domingo To Headline World Cup Final Concert

11th June 2014

Opera icon Placido Domingo has confirmed he will be performing before the World Cup final for a sixth time.The Spaniard will sing at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on 11 July (14), two days before...

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Placido Domingo To Star In Revival Of Woody Allen's Opera Gianni Schicchi

19th February 2014

Opera singer Placido Domingo has landed the leading role in a revival of Woody Allen's Gianni Schicchi.The Manhattan filmmaker made his directorial debut in 2008 with the Los Angeles production of the comedic opera....

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Placido Domingo Advised To Slim Down After Health Drama

11th October 2013

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has been advised to lose weight by his doctor following his health scare earlier this year (13).The legendary tenor was admitted to a hospital in his native Madrid, Spain in...

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New York City Opera Facing Bankruptcy On Monday Due To Insufficient Funding

By Victoria Pavlova | 29th September 2013

The New York City Opera is in dire straits and will likely have to declare bancrupcy on Monday. Earlier this week, the Times reported that the Opera had raised an appeal for donations toward its...

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Francis Ford Coppola To Receive World's Biggest Art Prize

17th September 2013

Veteran moviemaker Francis Ford Coppola and opera singer Placido Domingo are to receive a $142,500 (£95,000) award as part of the world's biggest art prize.The Godfather director and The Three Tenors star Domingo are among...

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Fascinating Fact: 3806010

9th August 2013

Opera great Placido Domingo returned to the stage for the first time since his recent hospitalisation on Tuesday (06Aug13). The tenor underwent treatment in his native Spain in July (13) after suffering a pulmonary embolism,...

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Placido Domingo Leaves Hospital

14th July 2013

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has left hospital five days after seeking treatment for a blood clot in his lung.The veteran tenor, 72, was admitted to a hospital in his native Madrid on Monday (08Jul13)...

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Placido Domingo Disappointed By Cancelled Shows

10th July 2013

Spanish opera star Placido Domingo has apologised to fans for pulling out of a series of upcoming concerts due to poor health.The veteran tenor is recovering in his native Madrid after undergoing hospital treatment on...

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Opera Singer Placido Domingo In Hospital For Lung Blood Clot

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th July 2013

The legendary Opera singer, Placido Domingo, is being treated at a hospital in Madrid for a blood clot in his lung, the BBC have reported. The 72-year-old has been forced to cancel many dates, but...

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Placido Domingo Hospitalised In Spain

9th July 2013

Veteran opera star Placido Domingo has been forced to cancel a handful of upcoming appearances after seeking treatment for a blockage in his lung.The Spanish tenor was admitted to a hospital in his native Madrid...

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Pop Singer Miguel Bose Is Latin Academy's Person Of The Year

By Michael West | 9th May 2013

The Spanish-Italian-Panamanian-Colombian pop singer Miguel Bose has been named the Latin Academy's Person of the Year for 2013. The singer, author and actor will be honored at a benefit gala on November 20 in Las...

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Freedom Of The City Of London Handed To Spanish Tenor Placido Domingo

By Jack de Aguilar | 16th April 2013

The Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo – born in Madrid but with a strong connection to England’s capital – has had the Freedom of The City bestowed upon him."I am blessed to have amassed and nurtured...

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Placido Domingo Receives Freedom Of The City Of London

16th April 2013

Veteran opera star Placido Domingo has been awarded the freedom of the City of London in honour of his contribution to the U.K. capital.The Spanish tenor, who spent several years living in the Chelsea area...

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Young, Aspiring Opera Singer? Antonio Pappano Probably Hates You

By Michael West | 14th March 2013

Antonio Pappano, the revered conductor and director of music at the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, has unleashed a blistering attack on the new generation of opera singers, claiming they are physically weak and...

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Placido Domingo Is New United Nations Ambassador

20th November 2012

Opera singer Placido Domingo has been appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador.The Spanish star will be in Paris, France on Wednesday (21Nov12) to attend a special ceremony to officially mark his appointment. The tenor...

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Placido Domingo Becomes First Vocalist To Win Wolf Prize

10th January 2012

Opera star Placido Domingo has made classical music history by becoming the first vocalist to win the prestigious Wolf Prize in Israel.The tenor shares the arts achievement award with British conductor Sir Simon Rattle. Both...

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Katherine Jenkins Joining Placido Domingo's Charity Concert

31st August 2011

Welsh opera star Katherine Jenkins is to help raise funds for the victims of the New Zealand earthquake, by jetting out to the country to perform at Placido Domingo's charity concert.The tenor, who suffered his...

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Placido Domingo Holding New Zealand Charity Gig

17th August 2011

Opera star Placido Domingo is set to perform a charity concert in New Zealand to benefit victims of the earthquake which hit the country in February (11).The celebrated tenor, who suffered his own loss when...

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Placido Domingo To Tackle Music Piracy

27th July 2011

Opera heavyweight Placido Domingo has vowed to wage war on music piracy after he was named chairman of an influential trade group representing record labels.The iconic Spanish tenor, 70, was announced as chairman of the...

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Placido Domingo Dedicates Il Postino Shows To Late Pal Daniel Catan

14th June 2011

Celebrated tenor Placido Domingo has paid tribute to composer Daniel Catan by dedicating his upcoming performances of Il Postino to the late opera star, who died unexpectedly in April (11).Catan, best known for his theatre...

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Placido Domingo To Start Baseball Season For The Dodgers

31st March 2011

Opera star Placido Domingo will help the Los Angeles Dodgers kick off their 2011 baseball season on a high note - he'll perform the U.S. National Anthem.The celebrated tenor will belt out the Star Spangled...

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Opera Stars Turn Out To Mark Domingo's 70th Birthday

23rd January 2011

Legendary opera star PLACIDO DOMINGO celebrated his 70th birthday in style on Friday (21Jan11) as stars from around the world flocked to his native Spain to mark the milestone with a gala concert.Around 20 of...

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Fascinating Fact 10690

19th January 2011

Woodstock hero RICHIE HAVENS and opera great PLACIDO DOMINGO both turn 70 on Friday (21Jan11)

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Domingo Receives Top Arts Honour

14th January 2011

Celebrated tenor PLACIDO DOMINGO has been honoured in his native Spain with a top arts award.The Grammy-winning opera star was presented with the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters during a ceremony in Madrid on...

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Domingo Thankful To Sing Into His 70s

13th January 2011

Legendary opera star PLACIDO DOMINGO will mark his 70th birthday later this month (Jan11) by performing onstage in his native Spain surrounded by singers from around the world.The tenor will mark the milestone age on...

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Domingo Honoured On Eve Of Latin Grammys

11th November 2010

Spanish tenor PLACIDO DOMINGO was the toast of the Latin American music industry on Wednesday (10Nov10) when he was honoured with a star-studded tribute concert in Las Vegas.The opera star was hailed as the Latin...

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Domingo Quits Washington National Opera

28th September 2010

Opera superstar PLACIDO DOMINGO is to part ways with the Washington National Opera in 2011.The celebrated tenor, 69, has been the company's artistic director for four years. In a letter to the opera's board, obtained...

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Domingo Named Person Of The Year

14th September 2010

Opera star PLACIDO DOMINGO is to receive the Person of the Year prize from the Latin Recording Academy in November (10).The Spanish tenor has been chosen for his professional and philanthropic achievements and will be...

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Domingo Concert Axed Due To La Scala Strike

4th May 2010

Spanish opera star PLACIDO DOMINGO has been forced to cancel his performance at Milan's world renowned La Scala opera house on Tuesday (04May10) due to a labour strike.Domingo was due to take the stage for...

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Domingo's Opera Comeback Marred By Boos

19th April 2010

PLACIDO DOMINGO has brushed off criticism of his opera stage comeback after his performance in Milan, Italy on Friday night (16Apr10) was booed by some members of the audience.The tenor's first performance since undergoing surgery...

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