President of the Republic of Lithuania

The Presidentė met with the king of opera Plácido Domingo

2019-02-15

Friday, February 15, Vilnius President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the world-renowned opera tenor, Plácido Domingo, who is currently visiting Lithuania.

The President thanked Plácido Domingo for his exceptional gift to the Lithuanian audience: a special concert on February 16 at Žalgirio Arena in Kaunas, and presented him with the Lithuanian tricolor flag. 

According to the President, the concert carries great symbolic meaning because exactly one hundred years ago Kaunas was designated as the provisional capital of Lithuania, emerging a national center of national cultural activity. Plácido Domingo’s concert is nicely timed to a series of events entitled “From Provisional to Modern” and dedicated to Kaunas as the European Capital of Culture 2022.            

The President underlined that Plácido Domingo’s concert promoted Lithuania as a country of deep-rooted opera traditions and passionate opera lovers.

The President also met with the Lithuanian opera singer and globally acclaimed mezzo-soprano, Violeta Urmanavičiūte-Urmana, opera star Ana María Martínez, and Spanish conductor Jordi Bernàce, all of whom will perform together with Plácido Domingo at the concert in Kaunas.

With more than 3900 career performances, Plácido Domingo has received 12 Grammy and two Emmy awards.  

Recognized as one of the finest opera singers, Plácido Domingo is also a conductor and a patron of young talents. He has conducted more than 500 opera performances and symphonic concerts.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2019.02.16 11:01

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