MGM China Supports Plácido Domingo’s Debut Performance in Macau - Aug 31, 2015

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MGM China Supports Plácido Domingo’s Debut Performance in Macau

[August 31, 2015, Macau]  MGM China is proud to support “Domingo and Macao Orchestra,” co-organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau (IC) and Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), which was held at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium on August 29. The musical endeavor is Plácido Domingo’s first performance in Macau, and is a testament to MGM China’s commitment to bringing superb international cultural and art experiences to Macau.

A private after-concert cocktail was hosted for the highly acclaimed tenor at MGM MACAU. Over 100 VIPs attended the event, and distinguished guests include Mr. Ung Vai Meng, President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau; Ms. Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr. Leung Hio Ming, Vice President of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau; Ms. Cecilia Tse, Deputy Director of the Macau Government Tourist Office; Mr. Kent Ieong, Chief of Cultural Activities Department of the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau and Ms. Zhong Yi, Director of the Macao Foundation. Ms. Pansy Ho, Co-Chairperson and Executive Director of MGM China and Domingo greeted and mingled with guests, sharing their thoughts on arts and the development of arts and culture in Macau. Everyone had a good time, with the party and celebrations continuing into the night at Grande Praça, underneath another spectacular art piece, the Valkyrie Octupus, created by world-renowned contemporary Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos for MGM MACAU. 

“Plácido Domingo is the world’s most operatic virtuoso, having played over 140 different operatic roles around the world. And now for the first time, we have the privilege to enjoy his powerful performance right here in Macau. It is our honor to be part of such a wondrous art event which deeply enriches the cultural experiences found in Macau”, said Ms. Pansy Ho.

The gala concert, comprising opera, operetta and classical music was Domingo’s first performance ever in Macau, bringing with him his hand-picked artists and accompanied by the Macao Orchestra. Domingo is a highly reputed tenor for his outstanding skills and artistic achievements, and is one of the "Three Tenors" of the world.


About MGM China

MGM China (HKEx: 2282) is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions/subconcessions to run casino games in Macau.  MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and is developing a second resort, MGM COTAI which is expected to more than double our presence in the world’s largest gaming market, Macau. 

MGM MACAU is a luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style.  MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling.  MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include an Art Space dedicating over 8,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, an award-winning spa, and nine signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on prime waterfront on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.

MGM COTAI designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, plans to offer approximately 1,500 hotel rooms and suites, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience.  MGM COTAI will offer Asia’s first dynamic theater and a spectacle to wow every guest who steps foot in our resort. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. The US$3 billion project is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2016. 

MGM China is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.  For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at

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