Plácido Domingo, a longtime soccer fan, will perform a concert in Rio de Janeiro ahead of the
The performance, which will be held at the
This year's World Cup is scheduled to take place June 12 to July 13 in Rio.
In 2010, Domingo was on hand to celebrate his home country Spain's victory over the Netherlands in South Africa, but he didn't sing at that World Cup because we was in the midst of a run of Verdi's "Simon Boccanegra" at London's Royal Opera.
Domingo recently completed a run of Massenet's "Thais" at Los Angeles Opera, where he serves as general director. The opera star is scheduled to be back at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for the annual Operalia competition in August, followed by a September engagement of "La Traviata."