Plácido Domingo will perform in a special concert in Los Angeles next summer devoted to zarzuela and other
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.
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.