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Placido Domingo Set To Perform In San Antonio

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Placido Domingo will perform in San Antonio on Wednesday.

Opera superstar Placido Domingo is in town this week, performing at the Lila Cockrell Theatre. And in the world of opera, it doesn’t get any bigger than this.

 

For this concert, Domingo will be performing with a soprano from Puerto Rico, Anna Maria Martinez, his son Placido Domingo Jr. and San AntonianAlly Brooke, who appeared on the TV talent show “X Factor” and performs with the group Fifth Harmony.

IF YOU GO What: Placido Domingo concert Where: Lila Cockrell Theatre When: 8 p.m. Wednesday Cost:  $74-$308

Domingo was originally scheduled to perform Oct. 18 in San Antonio but postponed the show just days beforehand.

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Singer Placido Domingo at a news conference Monday in San Antonio.

"Many terrible things were happening in Texas, in Florida," he said.

Domingo was referring to the catastrophic flooding brought on by Hurricane Harvey.

"And also is was the opening of the Spurs," he said about the San Antonio Spurs' regular season opener, which also happened that night.

"My very dear friend Pau Gasol playing and, obviously, the opening of the season is a great day for the fans and so on,” Domingo said. “So honestly, I believed then it was not the right time to do it."

But Domingo knew after postponing the event, he had to make good.

"Give me a day, and if I can come back, I'm doing it. And so here we are," he said.

Jack Morgan can be reached at jack@tpr.org