Placido Domingo to be named UNESCO ambassador

15 November 2012, 14:46

The world famous tenor is to be appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador on 21 November.

Placido Domingo is to be appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 21 November at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The organisation celebrates performers and personalities who use their talent and status to focus the world's attention on the work of UNESCO in education, science, culture and communication.

Domingo founded the world opera festival, Operalia, in 1993 to recognise the talents of young opera stars. He is being recognised for his commitment to young singers as well as his exceptional career.

Winners of his Operalia competition and musicians involved in his Washington Opera development programme are also set to perform at the gala evening. Sopranos Micaëla Oeste and Angel Blue will perform alongside pianist Timothy End, with UNESCO Artist for Peace, violinist Ino Mirkovic, violin, and pianist Ksenia Kogan.