Pl·cido Domingo awarded Honorary Fellowship of the International Opera Awards

The evening will comprise of an illustrated talk, The Domingo Phenomenon, from his biographer Helena Matheopoulos
who will then invite Domingo onto the stage to join her for a Q&A
session that will include the audience. Drinks and canapÈs will end the
evening with Domingo meeting audience members.

Pl·cido Domingo is a world-renowned, multifaceted artist who is recognized
as one of the finest and most influential singing actors in the history of
opera. He is also a conductor and a major force as an opera administrator
in his role as Eli and Edythe Broad General Director of Los Angeles Opera.
His repertoire now encompasses 151 roles, with almost 4,000 career

Pl·cido Domingo comments:

“Luke in the New Testament says ‘to whom much is given, much is
expected.’ This is a sentiment that is very important to me as I
believe all artists have a duty to mentor and support young talent. As
the founder of the Operalia Competition and named Young Artist
programmes at Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera and in
Valencia, I have always made the promotion of young singers one of the
most important things I do.

“I’m delighted that the Opera Awards Foundation has made such a huge
contribution to the lives of hundreds of young singers and people
wanting careers in this profession. It is a pleasure to support them
and I am honoured to accept the Fellowship of the Opera Awards

Harry Hyman, Founder of the International Opera Awards & the Opera
Awards Foundation commented:

“In centuries to come people will marvel at

Pl·cido Domingo’s extraordinary career and be envious of those of us
who have been privileged to experience his artistry. No other singer
has ever had a career that comes close to matching his.

“As Patron of the International Opera Awards, Maestro Domingo has
supported the growth of the Awards and the inception of our Foundation
which has awarded almost 100 bursaries to young singers and other
aspiring artists to help them establish their careers.”

Founded in 2012, by opera lover and philanthropist Harry Hyman, the
International Opera Awards is an annual celebration of excellence in opera
around the world. The Awards aim to raise the profile of opera as an art
form, to recognise and reward success in opera and to generate funds to
provide bursaries for aspiring operatic talent from around the world. Since
2012 over £330,000 has been raised by the Opera Awards Foundation. Judging
of the International Opera Awards is carried out by a jury of industry
professionals headed by Opera magazine editor John Allison.

The Opera Awards Foundation was founded in 2012 by Harry Hyman and John
Allison who recognised that there were many artistically talented
individuals whose potential was not being nurtured to development. The
Foundation awards annual bursaries to aspiring operatic talent. There are
no restrictions on age or nationality, nor is support limited to singers:
applications are encouraged from any artist working toward a career in
opera, who needs financial support to achieve their career goals.

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