St Stephen’s Basilica, Photo: Pixabay
[box type=”info”] UPDATE: The concert has been moved to the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena as more than 13 thousand people have expressed interest in the event and there is a 70% chance of rain on the day of the concert, reports. The event remains free, more information can be found here. [/box]


The famous Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo is giving a free concert on August 10 at 8pm outside the St. Stephen’s Basilica, in Budapest, reports.

Plácido Domingo is one of the most famous opera singers in the world who is well known for his versatile singing and acting skills. He is also a renowned conductor and currently the general director of the Los Angeles Opera. He celebrated his 75th birthday in January 2016.

Besides the popular opera arias, the concert programme contains songs from operettas and musicals, as well as zarzuelas which recall the singer’s Spanish roots. Moreover, several young talents were invited to perform at the concert, such as Angel Blue and Micaëla Oeste from Domingo’s Operalia singing competition, the Hungarian soprano Polina Pasztircsák, and violinist Gyula Váradi from the Hungarian classical music talent show Virtuózók. They will be accompanied by the Hungarian State Opera Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Kohn.

In case of bad weather, the concert will be held inside the basilica. The concert will be broadcasted on screens in the square and the streets nearby. More information on the full programme and the performers can be found here.

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