The Philadelphia Orchestra has at present withdrawn all upcoming invites to opera singer and conductor Plácido Domingo – following the publishing of allegations at present that the opera star subjected 9 girl to undesirable sexual advances while head of the Los Angeles Opera within the 1980’s and 1990’s.
The Related Press’ intensive investigation, concerned interviews with greater than 30 singers, dancers, orchestral musicians and backstage employees, who all stated that they’d personally witnessed inappropriate sexual conduct by the Spanish operatic large.
The 9 ladies, eight who’ve remained nameless, have stated the now 78-year-old has lengthy been identified to supply jobs to get ladies into sexual relationships – and would punish these professionally who refused his advances.
“The Philadelphia Orchestra Affiliation has withdrawn its invitation to Plácido Domingo to look as a part of its Opening Evening live performance on September 18, 2019 …” the orchestra has at present stated in a press release.
“We’re dedicated to offering a protected, supportive, respectful, and applicable surroundings for the Orchestra and employees, for collaborating artists and composers, and for our audiences and communities.”
San Francisco Opera has additionally introduced at present it has cancelled Plácido Domingo’s October sixth engagement with the corporate.
“The allegations from these unnamed people courting again as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as introduced, inaccurate …” Plácido Domingo has at present stated.
“Individuals who know me or who’ve labored with me know that I’m not somebody who would deliberately hurt, offend, or embarrass anybody,” he has stated.
“We take accusations of sexual harassment and abuse of energy with excessive seriousness … we are going to await the outcomes of the investigation into Plácido Domingo’s conduct as head of the Los Angeles Opera earlier than making any last selections about Mr. Domingo’s final future on the Met …” New York’s Metropolitan Opera has at present stated in a press release.
“We imagine all staff and artists needs to be handled respectfully and really feel protected and safe inside their work surroundings … LA Opera has strong human sources insurance policies and procedures in place … in accordance with the insurance policies, LA Opera will interact exterior counsel to analyze the regarding allegations about Plácido Domingo,” the Los Angeles Opera has at present stated.