Placido Domingo to be Honored as Latin Grammy’s Person of the Year
Opera star Placido Domingo has been named Person of the Year by the Latin Recording Academy and will be honored at the 11th Annual Latin Grammy Awards ceremony to be held on November 11, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The Univision Network will televise the awards ceremony at 8 p.m. eastern, 7 p.m. central time.
Domingo is a three-time Latin Grammy, nine-time Grammy winner and an internationally renowned superstar, tenor, conductor and philanthropist. Born in Spain to a family of operatic performers he later moved to Mexico at the age of 8. He has opened the New York Metropolitan’s opera season a record 21 times. Currently he is the director of the Washington National Opera, the Los Angeles Opera and the Youth Orchestra of the Americas.
Domingo is equally known as an international philanthropist, raising millions for victims of Mexico City’s 1985 earthquake and Hurricane Katrina. He is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, France’s Legion of Honor and is an honorary knight in the United Kingdom.