Due to the huge interest in Plácido Domingo’s free concert in Budapest, the event has been moved to the László Papp Budapest Sports Arena, fidelio.hu reports. The concert starts at 8:30pm on August 10.
The concert remains free. Gates open at 7pm, and the guests will receive tickets with their designated seats at the entrance, in the order of arrival. The Arena has the capacity to admit 12 thousand people.
According to fidelio.hu, Plácido Domingo found the former location, the square in front of the St. Stephen’s Basilica gorgeous, but he is happy that now more people can enjoy the concert.
The location change was necessary since more than 13 thousand people have expressed interest in the event on Facebook, and there is a 70% chance that it’s going to rain.
According to the MTI, the concert will feature the works of composers such as Berlioz, Giordano, Gounod, Verdi, Massenet, Rodgers, Loewe, Bernstein, Imre Kálmán, Ferenc Lehár, Ferenc Erkel, Torroba, Vives, and Sorozábal.
As Daily News Hungary has previously reported, 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. The full programme can be found here.
Budapest is a great city, Domingo told the MTI at the press conference on Monday. He experienced the Hungarian audiences’ love of music every time he visited Hungary in the past decades. Plácido Domingo performed in Hungary most recently at the Hungarian State Opera’s Shakespeare Ball in February.[box type=”shadow”] 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. [/box]
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Source: fidelio.hu, mti.hu