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Placido Domingo to perform at L.A. zarzuela concert in June

Placido Domingo to perform at L.A. zarzuela concert in June
Janai Brugger, with Placido Domingo, performing at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in 2011. The singers will be part of a June concert devoted to zarzuela and Latin American music. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Plácido Domingo will perform in a special concert in Los Angeles next summer devoted to zarzuela and other Latin American music. The June 7 concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion will be organized by Los Angeles Opera and feature a variety of young singers.

L.A. Opera said Domingo will sing on stage and conduct the company's orchestra. Soloists will include soprano Janai Brugger, a recent Operalia winner and an alumna of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program; tenor Joshua Guerrero, a first-year member of the Domingo-Thornton Young Artist Program; and by soprano María Eugenia Antúnez.

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The concert will be followed by the 15th annual Plácido Domingo Award presentation to soprano Ailyn Pérez. The award is part of a gala celebration held each year by Hispanics for Los Angeles Opera, a support group for the company.

Domingo grew up singing zarzuela -- the Spanish form of operetta -- with his parents.

"An Evening of Spanish Zarzuela and Latin American Music" is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 7. Tickets go on sale Dec. 18.

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