World-renowned Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, together with Song Zuying, a famous Chinese folksinger, will reunite for a performance during Domingo's 2009 world tour that is scheduled to hit Shanghai September 25 at the Shanghai World Stage. It will be the pair's first joint appearance since performing the song The Flame of Love at the closing ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games.
"I have been to Shanghai before. The city and audience there left a deep impression. I love Shanghai and I really hope I can sing there again," Domingo was quoted by sina.com as saying recently.
Coming to international fame as part of the Three Tenors, Domingo maintains a vigorous world-touring schedule with more than 40 concerts and 50 opera performances on his yearly timetable.
Domingo and Song Zuying singing together.
"To play a wide range of roles and express different kinds of emotions is the happiest and luckiest thing for me. Pressure is unavoidable, but I'll try to adjust myself to it," the 68-year-old opera singer said.
The upcoming concert will see Miao folk singer Song make her Shanghai debut. According to Song, The Flame of Love means a lot to her and she is looking forward to the opportunity of joining Domingo on the stage for the rendition.
Conductor Eugene Kohn will lead Shanghai Opera House Symphony Orchestra for the concert.Source: Global Times