Swiss critic Antoine Livou, who is also the chairman of the International Music Journalism Institution, announced on Tuesday that legendary opera singer Placido Domingo has just been given the International Music Journalism Award.
Domingo can now join the 11 other singers who have received this award since its inception in 1989. Sixty-year-old Domingo received the award in recognition of his continuous 25 year effort to preserve the live traditions of opera, enabling it to survive to the present day.
The Award is also a token of appreciation for the tenor’s work as a musician, singer, maestro and for his success in discovering new talents on a talent show named after him.
This summer, the Spanish Domingo, performed in Beirut and Salzburg.
Future performances include the lead role in Parcival at the Paris Opera.
Meanwhile, other names who have been honored by the institution include the German baritone Dietrich Fisher Discaw, British soprano Felicity Lut, and the French maestro Silvian Cambroling - Albawaba.com.
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