Plácido Domingo, Barrett Wissman, and IMG Artists are delighted to announce the first edition of the Plácido Domingo Festival, taking place in Seville and Malaga from 25th October until 3rd November 2012. Chosen by Maestro Domingo for its rich operatic and cultural heritage the Andalucían region will play host to a feast of performances featuring high profile stars from the operatic and concert platforms, including, Vittorio Grigolo,Ana María Martínez, Joaquín Achúcarro, Ángel Romero, Nino Machaidze, Micaëla Oeste, Angel Blue, Pinchas Zukerman, Danielle de Niese, Nina Kotova and Ivo Pogorelich. We are also very grateful for the support that our presenting partners, the Maestranza and Real Alcazar in Seville, Teatro Cervantes in Malaga, Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga, the Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla, have given us as well as the support of the cities of Seville and Malaga.
“Welcome to the first edition of my festival. I am thrilled that such wonderful and highly accomplished guest artists will join me for this exciting series of opera and concert performances. These will be my first performances in the culturally rich and historically important cities of Seville and Malaga in a number of years, and I am hugely excited at the prospect of returning there, as well as establishing my own festival in my beloved homeland. I hope the festival will bring attention to Andalucía, a beautiful and evocative region of Spain that has played such an important part in operatic storytelling. And I hope you will enjoy it too.” – Plácido Domingo