Domingo to get Classical Brit honor

LONDON, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Tenor Placido Domingo will perform and receive a lifetime achievement award during the Classical Brits in London, it was announced Monday.

"I'm truly delighted to be honored with this very special award, and I look forward to returning to the Royal Albert Hall," Domingo, 65, was quoted as saying by the BBC.


Trumpeter Alison Balsom has also been confirmed to perform during the May 4 ceremony.

The British Photographic Industry, BPI, started the annual Classical Brit Awards in 2000.

It will mark the only 2006 performance in Britain by Domingo, the general director of the Los Angeles Opera.

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