The Russian state agency Tass has announced:
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo and his Peruvian colleague Juan Diego Flores will take part in 2018 FIFA World Cup opening ceremony. The global stars will perform in Red Square in the center of Moscow on June 13, the event organizer’s press service informed.
‘As previously reported, pianist Denis Matsuev, global opera stars Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eivazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Aida Garifullina and Albina Shagimuratova will participate in the concert. Their performances will be accompanied by the Mariinsky Theatre symphony orchestra directed by Valery Gergiev.
However, Roberto Alagna has pulled out. No reason given.