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Placido Domingo, 73, Extends His Tenure as General Director of L.A. Opera Through 2018-19

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Sep 08, 2014 11:10 PM EDT

The most interesting man in the world, you say? Well that can be none other than Placido Domingo, who just extended his tenure as general director of Los Angeles Opera through the end of the 2018-19 season.

Domingo has an "evergreen" contract with the L.A. Opera and is renewed on a biannual basis. This latest extension has him locked in for an additional five more years.

But this is merely one accolade of many for Domingo. In his time at the L.A. Opera, Mr. Placido has been an avid participant in fundraising and gaining exposure on a global scale by singing in productions and conducting in the pit at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

And as general director, he oversees major aspects of the company including artistic and managerial decisions.

The 73-year-old tenor is renowned for his contribution not only in L.A. but with many other major opera houses around the world.

So if you're ever out in L.A. don't forget to drop a note at the company. I still think his best feature was with Steven Colbert (half-kidding).

And here he is in all his splendor, Mr. Placido Domingo (and Mr. Andrea Bocelli).

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