Opera singer Placido Domingo spent more than 12,000 US dollars in Hong Kong on suits and shirts for his upcoming concert performances, a celebrity tailor said Monday. ( dpa )
The 67-year-old tenor, who sang as one of the Three Tenors with Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras, placed a huge order with Sam's Tailor owner Manu Melwani ahead of a sell-out Hong Kong concert on Saturday.
The order included 120 shirts, three tail suits and eight dark suits as well as other items, according to Melwani, who has made clothes for all of the Three Tenors during their previous visits to Hong Kong.
"We had two days to finish all the items and all 52 of my tailors had to work flat out to complete the order," he said. "He was very particular and wanted the finest quality clothes for his performances."
The bill came to more than 100,000 Hong Kong dollars (12,848 US dollars) but will have been small change for the wealthy singer. Tickets for his Hong Kong concert sold for up to 500 US dollars each.
Unlike Pavarotti, who died last year and was known for his expanding frame, Melwani said that Domingo's trimmer dimensions had remained virtually unchanged since his last visit 10 years ago.
Melwani's other celebrity clients include George W Bush, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton, Prince Charles and, more recently, members of the cast of the hit US TV show Heroes.