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Pianist Martha Argerich Honoured With Top Classical Music Prize

The 74 year old was selected as the 101st recipient of the honour, following in the footsteps of fellow classical stars, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and British conductor Antonio Pappano. Announcing this...

Placido Domingo Recovering From Gallbladder Surgery

The 74-year-old tenor was hospitalised in New York last week (ends16Oct15) after experiencing intense pain and vomiting while rehearsing to conduct the Metropolitan Opera's production of Tosca. Domingo has since had...

Placido Domingo To Undergo Gallbladder Surgery

The 74-year-old tenor was rehearsing to conduct the Metropolitan Opera's production of Tosca on Tuesday (13Oct15) when he began to experience intense pain and vomiting, his spokeswoman tells the Los Angeles Times....

Sick Placido Domingo Pulls Out Of Conchita Wurst Gig

The tenor was due to join forces with gender-bending 2014 Eurovision Song Contest winner Wurst for the Pop meets Opera show on 17 May (15). Peruvian singer Juan Diego Florez has now been...

Sick Placido Domingo Bows Out Of Met Opera Performance Moments Before Showtime

The Spanish tenor fell ill with a cold on Friday (03Apr15), prompting the Met's general manager, Peter Gelb, to contact Salsi ahead of the weekend concert of Verdi's Ernani as a possible stand...

Placido Domingo Teaming Up With Woody Allen For Los Angeles Opera Anniversary

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo is set to take centre stage in a revival of Woody Allen's Puccini production Gianni Schicchi to celebrate the Los Angeles Opera's 30th anniversary this autumn (15).The Annie Hall filmmaker will...

Placido Domingo Extends Contract With Los Angeles Opera

Veteran tenor Placido Domingo has signed on to remain general director of the Los Angeles Opera for another five years.The Spanish opera star and conductor, who has struggled with numerous health issues in recent years,...

Placido Domingo Recovering From Two Infections

Opera star Placido Domingo is recovering after he was diagnosed with infections to his bladder and respiratory tract.The Spaniard has been suffering from the ailments for some time and was recently forced to cancel his...

Placido Domingo To Headline World Cup Final Concert

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...

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

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...

Francis Ford Coppola To Receive World's Biggest Art Prize

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...

Placido Domingo Leaves Hospital

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)...

Opera Singer Placido Domingo In Hospital For Lung Blood Clot

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Young, Aspiring Opera Singer? Antonio Pappano Probably Hates You

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...

Placido Domingo Is New United Nations Ambassador

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...

Domingo's Opera Comeback Marred By Boos

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...

Recovering Domingo Will Attend New York Gala

Spanish opera legend PLACIDO DOMINGO is determined to attend a gala in his honour at New York's Museo del Barrio in May (10), despite undergoing surgery for colon cancer earlier this month (Mar10).The 69-year-old tenor...

Opera Manager Vincent Dies

PLACIDO DOMINGO and ballet star MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV's former manager, EDGAR VINCENT, has died, aged 90. The revered svengali was recovering from hip-replacement surgery when a blood clot claimed his life on Thursday (26Jun08), according to...

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