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Saturday March 22, 2014

Berklee College of Music Bestows Honorary Degree to Placido Domingo

Berklee College of Music Bestows Honorary Degree to Placido Domingo

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Opera tenor and musical director Placido Domingo will be awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Berklee College of Music at its international campus in the Spanish Mediterranean city or Valencia.

The ceremony will be held April 4 in the presence of Berklee College chancellor Larry Simpson and with the participation of students and professors of the university.

The “king of opera” alternates performances in opera houses around the world with his duties as general director of the Los Angeles Opera.

Placido Domingo is a versatile artist of worldwide fame, known not only as one of the most talented and influential tenors in the history of opera, but also as a respected musical director.

At 73, his energy and strong, dramatic voice remain intact after a long career in which he has played 144 different roles.

Recipient of the 1991 Prince of Asturias Prize in the Arts, Domingo is Commander of the French Legion d’Honneur and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

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