Legendary tenor Placido Domingo played a large part in two victories at the seventh annual Classical Brit Awards, held Thursday (May 5) at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Legendary tenor Placido Domingo played large part in two victories at the seventh annual Classical Brit Awards, held tonight (May 4) at London's Royal Albert Hall.
The EMI Classics release "Tristan and Isolde," on which Domingo performed with the Royal Opera House Chorus and Orchestra, won the critics award. Domingo was also the recipient of the lifetime achievement award.
Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins' "Living A Dream" (UCJ) took out the prestigious album of the year accolade.
Andreas Scholl was named singer of the year, a new category, for his work on "Arias for Senesino" (Decca).
Leif Ove Andsnes' "Rachmaninov Piano Concerto 1 & 2" (EMI Classics) won for ensemble/orchestral album of the year.
Trumpeter Alison Balsom won the young British classical performer category.
British savings organization National Savings and Investments sponsored the gala, proceeds of which are donated to the Brit Trust charity.
National commercial TV network ITV1 will broadcast the show in Britain on May 7.