Whereas his accusers stay nameless and the AP journalist behind the story has gone silent, main colleagues are popping out to help the beleaguered Domingo, below the #Metoo highlight.
Mezzo-soprano Violeta Urmana: ‘I’ve been working with Maestro Placido Domingo for over 20 years. He’s an outstanding artist, the kindest and most appropriate particular person.’
US soprano Ana Maria Martinez: ‘At all times, and particularly these days, girls’s voices, all voices deserve and have to be heard and given the platform to precise their fact. I’ve recognized Maestro Plácido Domingo and have labored with him for over 23 years. He has all the time been a gentleman and handled me with dignity and respect.’
Mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza (left): ‘Nobody has the correct to evaluate anybody with out knowning what has occurred, least of all in public. I’m very sorry for Placido as a result of I really like him and he’s my pal.’
Mezzo-soprano Annalisa Stroppa: ‘I had the pleasure and honor of working with the good grasp Placido Domingo and that i want to categorical all my solidarity with him. I met a beautiful particular person: severe, form, respectful, distinguished, sensible and humble.’
Russian soprano Irina Lungu: ‘I met Placido Domingo in 2004 at first of my profession, successful one of many awards on the Operalia competitors. In these previous 15 years I’ve had the luck to work with him on a number of events. As a youthful artist, I’ve all the time acquired from him nothing however help, kindness and inspiration for my profession, classes of professionalism, fashion and complete dedication to our artwork. Domingo has all the time been for me an amazing instance of courtesy, sensitivity and correctness.’
Former Teatro Actual director Antonio Ethical: ‘I’ve recognized Placido Domingo for greater than 30 years and have had the good fortune of collaborating very carefully with him throughout my 5 years as inventive director of the Teatro Actual de Madrid, greater than eight in Operalia and lots of others within the historic recording venture of zarzuelas of the Cajamadrid Basis and I need to say that I don’t consider the accusation of harassment of which he’s being sufferer today. I feel that they need to knock down the unimaginable profession of a novel singer in historical past and, since he doesn’t retire of his personal accord, they need to knock him off the stage on this approach as unbelievable as demonstrable. And much more for some alleged occasions that occurred greater than 30 years in the past!’
Romanian soprano Marina Krilovici: ‘I’ve recognized Placido Domingo greater than 40 years after we began our careers in Hamburg. I do know his household very effectively. He has huge respect and love for his spouse Marta. Each efficiency with him was one thing very particular for me. His voice, expertise, musicality and generosity on stage was the identical in life. A beautiful pal and particular person and a really very profitable singer. I love his rise to the highest. He’s a implausible singer, conductor, normal director and creator of an important singing competitors which constructed lots of nice careers. I help with all my coronary heart the integrity of this nice artist.’
Mexican tenor Javier Camarena: ‘Maestro Domingo: You know the way a lot I recognize and admire you and my everlasting gratitude on your kindness and your all the time lovely phrases relating to my work. I pray to God for the peace in your coronary heart, could his arms embrace and defend your loved ones on this moments of storm.
“Fact will make you free” (John Eight-31)
I hope the reality I see in your soul, shines above all.
I’m with you.’