Opera star Placido Domingo is set to perform a charity concert in New Zealand to benefit victims of the earthquake which hit the country in February (11).
The celebrated tenor, who suffered his own loss when a massive quake killed four of his family members in Mexico City in the 1980s, will hold the gig in Christchurch on 6 October (11).
The funds raised from the show will go towards restoring the city's Court Theatre and the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, which were affected by the tremor.
Southern Opera Trust chair Christopher Doig tells Radio New Zealand, "(Domingo) said that made a lot of sense to him because... having been affected himself personally by the Mexican earthquake in 1985 he had great sympathy for the people of Christchurch.
"He agreed to substantially reduce his fee provided we made a significant return back to earthquake-stricken arts organisations in Christchurch."