The second Gold Medal of 2000 was presented to Placido Domingo on 30 June, again at the Festival Hall, at the end of a concert performance of Verdi’s rarely performed La Battaglia di Legnano by the Royal Opera House. The capacity audience rose to their feet to applaud Domingo as Sir John Tooley made the presentation and paid tribute to his extraordinary achievements over the thirty years of his career.
Ricardo Castro: International pianist who established a flourishing youth music programme in Bahià, Brazil. Awarded RPS Honorary Membership in 2013.
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2002 the Society sold its historic archive of papers, letters and musical manuscripts to the British Library, where it is now open to the public from all over the world.