22 Sep 2010

Domingo staying at LA Opera company

11:37 am on 22 September 2010

Tenor Placido Domingo is to remain the director of Los Angeles Opera for at least another three years.

Domingo, 69, said he was "thrilled" to continue his work with the company in a "creatively challenging" role.

He will be named person of the year at the Latin Grammys in November.

The Spaniard - one of the Three Tenors - had colon cancer surgery in March and returned to the stage a month later.

He also performed at the Royal Albert Hall during the Proms earlier this month.

The BBC reports Domingo served as an artistic advisor to the LA Opera when it was founded in 1986, becoming its artistic director in 2000.

He is due to star in a production of Il Postino later this week, the world premiere of an operatic adaptation of the 1994 film.

The LA Opera is marking the start of its 25th anniversary season with the new work.