Photo: Mexico Honors Placido Domingo
Mexican President Felipe Calderón and his wife, Margarita Zavala hosted a dinner in honor of tenor Plácido Domingo at at Mexico City hotel after the event: Mexico Celebrates Plácido Domingo, in concert.
The President gave Plácido Domingo an award for his long career and for the 50 years since his professional debut in Mexico. He added that his skill and professional career have made him a source of pride for all Mexicans.
The President told the tenor that Mexico is his home and his country and asked him to continue to thrill Mexico and other countries with the songs and tunes which, through his voice, have always excited Mexicans.
For his part, Plácido Domingo said that he was thrilled by the President’s words and that he hopes to continue singing for a long time, in the company of his friends and family.
Guests at the dinner included orchestra conductor, Alondra de la Parra Borja; soprano Virginia Tola, Public Education Secretary, Alonso Lujambio Irazábal; President of the National Council of Culture and the Arts, Consuelo Sáizar Guerrero, as well as relatives and guests of Plácido Domingo and Alondra de la Parra, businessmen from the National Auditorium Technical Committee, members of the cultural and intellectual sector and government officials.