Classical Music At World Cup
4:37 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Placido Domingo, Soccer Fan, Will Sing At World Cup Final

Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo is a dedicated soccer fan.
Spanish tenor and conductor Placido Domingo is a dedicated soccer fan.

Soccer fans may not immediately bring images of classical music to mind, but for a sixth time Placido Domingo will sing before the World Cup final. He made the announcement that he will perform at Rio de Janeiro's HSBC Arena on July 11.

According to the Associated Press, the concert featuring the 73-year-old classic musical star will take place two days before the final at Maracana Stadium. The show also is scheduled to include pianist Lang Lang, soprano Ana Maria Martinez, conductor Eugene Kohn and the Orquestra Sinfonica Brasileira.