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Milnes Joins Colleagues to Celebrate Domingo’s 50th Anniversary Concert

“There are some of you that you were at my debut,” he said. “You are the judges. You are the ones that make an artist. So thanks to you I have been coming for a half-century.”

A tenor for most of his life, Domingo switched to baritone parts about a decade ago. He has sung 150 roles, by his count.

“The last 20 years, it seems to me like that they are five,” he said after the ceremony, “Time passes so quickly. One wishes that the time, maybe we can do it in a slow motion now the next years.”

Domingo received a standing ovation of about 2 minutes when introduced. Four famous colleagues were recognized from the audience: Martina Arroyo, Sherrill Milnes, Teresa Stratas and James Morris.

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Opera Naples Names Sherrill Milnes Honorary Chair of Gala

Opera Naples has announced that Sherrill Milnes will be the Honorary Chairman of the company’s annual fundraising gala, “An Egyptian Fantasy,” which will be held on December 11, 2018.

In a press release Milnes said, “In little more than a decade, Opera Naples has distinguished itself from many others by building a home of its own and creating an academy for emerging international stars. It has the promise of a regional, perhaps even national, identity. But it needs our support and encouragement to scale those heights. I hope the Southwest Florida community will join me in showing support of this outstanding young opera company we’re so fortunate to have in our midst, by attending the annual gala.”

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Sherrill Milnes joins Opera Naples Academy Faculty

From April 7 -16, students of opera will have the opportunity to study under a number of distinguished instructors at the 2018 Opera Naples Academy.

The program, now entering its second year, consists of one-on-one vocal coaching in addition to lectures and classes, all building up to a public performance on April 16. Among the faculty are soprano Veronica Villarroel, voice instructor Manny Perez, and tenor Bruce Ford. Special guest artists include conductor Ramon Tebar and legendary baritone Sherrill Milnes.

Milnes will present a special Master Class and Fireside Chat on April 15, from 6:30-9:30pm at Opera Naples, 2408 Linwood Ave in Naples, Florida.

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