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Placido Domingo has renewed his contract and will remain general director of LA Opera through the 2021-22 season, opera officials announced Thursday.

Domingo served as LA Opera’s first artistic consultant from 1984-2000, then as artistic director from 2000-03. He has been the general director since 2003.

“Music is my life, and my three-decade association with LA Opera has been one of the most rewarding aspects of my career,” Domingo said. “I am incredibly grateful to have taken part in the company’s many artistic achievements, and I am thankful to be able to continue leading this extraordinary opera company well into th efuture.

“I have many hopes and dreams for LA Opera, and I’m truly excited about everything that lies ahead for us as we begin our next 30 years,” he said. “I am so proud to call this company home.”

–City News Service 

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