Placido Domingo to Perform in Cuba

Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Famous Spanish tenor, Placido Domingo, is in Cuba today to prepare for the unique concert to be held on November 26th at the Alicia Alonso Gran Teatro in Havana.

Domingo, considered by several experts as the most versatile singer of all living tenors, arrived in at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport last night.

The Madrid based singer is known world-wide one of ‘The Three Tenors’, a distinction he shared with his compatriot Jose Carreras and the late Italian tenor, Luciano Pavarotti.

The Spanish artist has won the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts, the Order of the British Empire, plays the role of commander of the Legion of Honor, has given an honorary doctorate at more than a dozen universities and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Domingo will perform a repetoire by well-known Cuban musicians such as Gonzalo Roig and Ernesto Lecuona.

The Alicia Alonso Grand Theater has reserved 533 seats for the international followers of the tenor who will travel exclusively to the country for the concert.

The Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Institute of Music and the National Council of Performing Arts will put screens outside the theater and 2,000 free-access chairs for people interested in seeing the show.

Puerto Rican soprano, Ana Maria Martinez, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, directed by American Eugene Kohn, will be on stage along with Domingo.

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