Tickets now available for the Plácido Domingo Awards

Awards ceremony on May 5, benefitting Hispanics for LA Opera, celebrates Latino artists and community leaders

LA Opera celebrates the incredible talent of Latino artists and supporters of the arts in the community with the annual Plácido Domingo Awards. This year's event, a seated dinner that follows the company's May 5 matinee of El Gato Montés: The Wildcat, will celebrate Plácido Domingo’s special history with the music of Mexico and with Spanish zarzuela (a popular Spanish style of musical theater).

"My earliest musical memories are of zarzuela," said Mr. Domingo, whose parents emigrated from Spain to create a zarzuela company in Mexico. "It’s truly in my blood."

The 2019 Domingo Awards recipients, selected for their incredible talent, leadership and dedication to the Los Angeles arts community, are:

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis
  • Renowned Mexican tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz
  • Richard Mata and Esperanza Juarez, founders of The Mariachi Conservatory in Boyle Heights.

Ticket sales for this event benefit Hispanics for LA Opera and HLAO’s mission to introduce Los Angeles’ most underserved communities to the power and beauty of opera. Tickets include performance tickets and dinner seating along with a special pairing of Tequila Casa Dragones.

Sunday, May 5, 2019, immediately following the 2pm performance of El Gato Montés: The Wildcat

Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets begin at $500 for the Awards Dinner (performance ticket not included). Tables for ten (which include tickets for El Gato Montés) begin at $7,500. For tickets and additional information, please contact Rachael McNamara at or 213.972.8057.

Founded in 1992, Hispanics for LA Opera has been an instrumental part of LA Opera's success. HLAO supports the company and promotes appreciation of opera within the Latino community through social, educational, and cultural activities programmed each season.

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Vanessa Flores Waite, Director of Communications

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