By David Ng
1:30 PM AKST, December 12, 2012
Plácido Domingo will perform in a special concert in Los Angeles next summer devoted to zarzuela and other Latin American music. The June 7 concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be organized by Los Angeles Opera and feature a variety of young singers.
L.A. Opera said Domingo will sing on stage and conduct the company's orchestra. Soloists will include soprano Janai Brugger, a recent Operalia winner and an alumna of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program; tenor Joshua Guerrero, a first-year member of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program; and by soprano María Eugenia Antúnez.
The concert will be followed by the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award presentation to soprano Ailyn Pérez. The award is part of a gala celebration held each year by Hispanics for Los Angeles Opera, a support group for the company.
Domingo grew up singing zarzuela -- the Spanish form of operetta -- with his parents.
"An Evening of Spanish Zarzuela and Latin American Music" is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 7. Tickets go on sale Dec. 18.