DHL delivers Plácido Domingo's 'Around the World' tour to BostonBoston and Plantation Florida, 04/11/2008, 11:30 AM CEST
DHL, has partnered with Plácido Domingo to bring the star tenor’s “Around the World” tour - including the tour’s stage equipment, costumes and musical scores - to 20 cities spanning five continents over the next two years. Following concerts in Wiesbaden, Moscow and Hong Kong, the tour will make its first stop in the U.S. for the Maestro’s first-ever full concert appearance in Boston on Monday, April 14.
Sharing a commitment to children and to charities that support future generations, DHL and Plácido Domingo have extended their partnership in Boston to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Later today in Boston, three pediatric patients from Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic will meet Plácido Domingo at the concert’s press conference. The Maestro will autograph a musical score from his Boston concert for the patients, and DHL will deliver the autographed score to Dana-Farber to be auctioned at a future date to benefit the Jimmy Fund.
Immediately following the press conference, DHL has teamed up with the Boston Red Sox, an active supporter of the Jimmy Fund for the past 55 years, on bringing the patients, their families and the Maestro to Fenway Park for the evening’s Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game.
“Plácido Domingo is a world-class performer who crosses both cultural and geographical boundaries - the same qualities that underscore DHL’s global presence and multinational and multicultural history, ” said Hans Hickler, CEO, DHL Express USA. “The Maestro also shares DHL’s passion for baseball, and we are pleased to be working with another one of our partners, the Boston Red Sox, on celebrating America’s favorite pastime with the Maestro and some special young fans while supporting an important organization like the Jimmy Fund.”
Plácido Domingo is most known for his versatile and powerful voice on the opera stage. As General Director of both the Washington National Opera and Los Angeles Opera, he is also constantly working to explore and push the boundaries of the performing arts, and is donating his time and talents to the benefit of charities around the world, supporting victims from displacement, illness, hunger, exploitation and disaster. With his concerts and many other activities, he has helped to raise millions to ensure a better future for the ones in need.
He also travels the world to raise awareness for hearing loss as an ambassador for the Hear the World organization. Now Domingo is embarking on the DHL-supported world tour, which will directly benefit various children’s charities.