Domingo is in Mexico to receive major award

Domingo is in Mexico to receive major award


norman lebrecht

October 02, 2019

The singer is to be honoured on Saturday with the Premio Batuta of the Consejo de Honor in Mexico City.

He will receive the award together with the flautist Horacio Franco, the UK composer Michael Nyman, the conductor Enrique Bátiz and the soprano Irasema Terrazas.

Outside the United States, his reputation is untarnished.


  • Nick2 says:

    Thoroughly deserved given all the work he did to help the country after the disastrous magnitude 8 earthquake in 1985.

    • Anonymous says:

      If you only knew the true story about the Mexico Earthquake Appeal…

      • norman lebrecht says:

        Tell more. I was with him soon after, filming Otello in Barletta.

        • dpubke-sharp says:

          Tell more? The ‘ànonymous’ finger-pointers of the MeToo legion have nothing to tell. Strangely, they are always ‘anonymous’.!

          • Alan O'Connor says:

            Yes. There’s no need to tell more. Just cast an aspersion. Destroy a career. Move on.

            I hope these people are proud of themselves.

          • Laurence says:

            What career has been destroyed? Domingo seems to be sailing along nicely. Stop exaggerating!

          • Laurence says:

            Obviously “Anonymous” above was trolling you. A feeble joke. And it worked, you’re all riled up and turning the color of ham once again.

          • sycorax says:

            Experiencing how people like you thread victims I understand that they remain anonymously. Stop victim blaming – and just try to consider once: how would you feel if a man whould treat your daughter like that?

  • Giovanni Orsini says:

    Bravo Placido!!!

  • The View from America says:

    “He will receive the award together with … the conductor Enrique Bátiz …”


  • Marjie says:

    Horacio Franco is a great recorder player as well as flautist. Just want to give a shout out for the recorder players!

  • Patrick says:

    But the US Orchestras ans Operas Careers are tarnished by the extreme left me too movement. European artist should boycott them.

  • Frankster says:

    Detail: The award was not given to Domingo at the last moment. The sponsors are waiting for results of the ongoing US investigation. The story that his problems are only limited to the US is very likely baloney. None of us know what is happening to Domingo’s future appearances not yet announced and I suspect that these have taken a nose-dive.