Plácido Domingo Sings the Praises of “Invisible Immigrants”

The legendary tenor salutes our project to produce a deluxe book of photos that will document, celebrate and honor the lives of Spanish immigrants in the United States.

A special message of support from the great Hispano-Mexican tenor, Plácido Domingo
A special message of support from the great Hispano-Mexican tenor, Plácido Domingo

“Most people have no idea that tens of thousands of Spaniards emigrated to the United States in the late nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. Some may have heard of figures like the great Lucrecia Borja –La Bori–, who sang at New York’s Metropolitan Opera for decades, or the legendary Brooklyn-born actress and dancer Margarita Cansino –better known to most as Rita Hayworth. But these are only two of the most visible representatives of a vibrant and mostly invisible community of tens of thousands of Spaniards who have quietly made major contributions to the social and cultural fabric of the US.

I salute and support this “Invisible Immigrants” project, which will rescue and disseminate the legacy of these unsung men and women. ”

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“La mayoría de la gente no tiene ni idea de que, a finales del XIX y principios del XX, decenas de miles de españoles emigraron a Estados Unidos. Puede que algunos hayan oído hablar de figuras como la gran Lucrecia Borja –La Bori– que cantó durante décadas en la Metropolitan Opera de Nueva York– o de la bailadora y actriz Margarita Cansino –mejor conocida como Rita Hayworth. Pero estas son tan sólo dos figuras visibles de una comunidad vibrante y principalmente invisible de decenas de miles de españoles que sin ruido han hecho grandes contribuciones al tejido social y cultural de los EEUU.

Saludo y apoyo el proyecto de “Inmigrantes Invisibles”, ya que ayudará a conservar y divulgar el legado de estos hombres y mujeres anónimos.”
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