Party scene: Plácido Domingo Awards Dinner
“You can imagine how many singers I have heard,” Domingo said, before singing the praises of Juan Diego Flórez, one of the honorees at Sunday's 12th annual Plácido Domingo Awards Dinner.
Flórez is the celebrated Peruvian tenor who sings Count Almaviva in most performances of L.A. Opera's current production of “The Barber of Seville.” He received the award, along with L.A. Opera’s chairman and CEO Marc Stern, at the gala dinner, which was staged by Hispanics for L.A. Opera after the matinee at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
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-- Ellen Olivier
Photo: Juan Diego Flórez and his wife, Julia, at the awards dinner. Credit: Ann Johansson / For The Times