Domingo to Receive Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music

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23 Mar 2014 | Education

Starting next month, you’ll be able to call Plácido Domingo a doctor.

The 73-year-old Spanish tenor and conductor/musical director will receive an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music at its international campus in Valencia, Spain.

Placido Domingo

The ceremony will take place on April 4 in the presence of Berklee College chancellor Larry Simpson and with the participation of the univeristy’s students and professors.

Domingo, hailed as the “king of opera,” alternates performances in opera houses around the world with his duties as the general director of the Los Angeles Opera. At the end of 2013, he had sung some 144 different roles.

Domingo is known not only as one of the most talented and influential tenors in the history of opera, but also as a respected musical director.

Nearly sixty years after beginning his illustrious career in 1957, his energy and strong, dramatic voice remain intact.

Recipient of the 1991 Prince of Asturias Prize in the Arts, Domingo is Commander of the French Legion d’Honneur and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.


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