The iconic tenor is bound for Australia for the first time in 15 years.
Despite rumours of a cancelled Sydney concert, Limelightcan confirm that Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will indeed be heading to Australia for performances at Sydney’s Acer Arena on September 30 and at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on October 3. On both occasions he shares the stage with chart-topping Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, who he describes as “a wonderful crossover artist and a very nice young girl with great class” in an interview on The Today Showthis week. These are to be the tenor-turned-baritone’s first performances on Australian soil in 15 years, marking his 70th birthday and 50 years on the opera stage. Concertgoers will be paying top dollar to experience his legendary artistry live, with sold-out “Diamond” premium tickets priced at $1,000 a pop.
There has been one thwarted earlier attempt to bring Domingo to our shores: he was invited to inaugurate the Sydney Opera House in song, but when the official opening was delayed, prior performing commitments meant he couldn’t make the voyage in 1973.