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Plácido Domingo will be distinguished, along with 16 other artists, with the Batuta Prize in Mexico on October 5, an award that "was called before" to hear the accusations of sexual harassment against the tenor but that the organization maintains because "it is rewarded the professional career ".
The organization of the Batuta Awards, which is aware of "possibly causing controversy," said the tenor has already confirmed that he will go to Mexico on October 5 to receive this award, which recognizes his career as an interpreter and promoter of the classical music.
In any case, René Platiní, honorary president and main promoter of this award, has clarified during the announcement of the awards that the invitation to Plácido Domingo was made before said accusations were made known and that they will keep it.
"Yes it will be, because he was summoned long before that happened, practically since May everything was already armed, and later these controversies arose about his person. We are just rewarding his career , his contributions to art, to operatic culture , his work as conductor and singer and all that he has contributed so that this art is disseminated throughout the world, "Platiní said in statements collected by Europa Press to the Mexican millennium millennium .
Platiní has reiterated that in Mexico the Spanish tenor is "very dear" and that even "he feels Mexican", so "he could not miss". "Possibly it provokes controversy and that there are people who may become offended, but I am not the authority to judge anyone, " he said.
This first edition of the Batuta awards , in addition to Domingo, will be awarded to Edesio Alejandro, Jorge Saade-Scadff, Leo Brouwer, Michael Nyman, Fernando Lozano, María Luisa Tamez, Irasema Terrazas, Horacio Franco, Carlos Esteva, Sergio Berlioz, Enrique Bátiz , Lizzi Ceniceros, Eduardo Mata, Opus 94.5, David Rodríguez de la Peña and Daniel Lozakovich.
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