SOAVE – Placido Domingo will make his 1st public physical appearance because recovering from coronavirus to take a life span achievement award in Austria following week.

The famed tenor will acquire the honor on Aug. six in Salzburg by the organization guiding Austria’s New music Prize at an invitation-only ceremony. The award, chosen by a jury of journalists, recognizes Domingo, 79, as ‘’one of the finest and most influential vocal actors in the world,’’ indicating ‘’he has established worldwide standards at the maximum stage for a long time.’’

Domingo, who was handled for coronavirus in Mexico, will go on to execute this summer months in Caserta, in close proximity to Naples, and on Aug. 22 at the Arena di Verona in northern Italy, exactly where he will also sing in a concert Aug. 28 and conduct on Aug. 29.

Even right before the virus closed opera properties through the United States, Domingo noticed his U.S. engagements canceled adhering to experiences past summer months by The Connected Push detailing allegations of sexual harassment or inappropriate sexually billed habits by additional than 20 ladies. Domingo has denied the allegations, but issued an apology following the American Guild of Musical Artists and LA Opera considered credible the sexual harassment allegations.

European venues, meanwhile, have stood guiding him, with performances canceled only because of to closures pressured by the coronavirus. Because European lockdowns have eased, classical tunes performances are slowly resuming and Domingo also has a entire tumble calendar, just months following recovering from the virus.

In a assertion, Domingo welcomed the news of the Austrian New music Theater special prize “with great satisfaction,’’ noting that it coincides with the forty fifth anniversary of his debut in Salzburg.

‘’It is this sort of a delicate second in heritage for all of us, for our wellbeing and for the wellbeing of the full world,’’ Domingo stated. ‘’The message of the Austrian New music Prize is simply just amazing: the marketing of the arts, and specifically of tunes, is vital to get the strength for a new starting.’’

The life span award previously went to German tenor Rene Kollo, U.S. mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, conductor Zubin Mehta and American tenor Neil Shicoff. The Austrian New music Awards had been founded in 2014.

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