Plácido Domingo has plenty to sing about!
The acclaimed tenor has become the first vocal artist ever to win Israel’s Wolf Prize.
The Wolf Foundation named the 70-year-old Spanish legend one of eight recipients of the nation’s prestigious award on Tuesday. From 1962 to 1965, at the beginning of his career, Domingo sang with the Israeli opera company.
Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 prizes in five fields. About three dozen winners have gone on to receive Nobel Prizes.
Domingo shares the award with seven other American, British and Israeli recipients, including English conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
Israeli physicist Jacob D. Bekenstein won the physics prize. The others went to U.S.-based scientists, including chemists A. Paul Alivisatos and Charles M. Lieber, mathematicians Michael Aschbacher and Luis Caffarelli, and in medicine, Ronald M. Evans.