Nearly every week after the AP allegations of sexual harrassment towards Placido Domingo, main European opera homes are signalling their solidarity and fellow-artists are posting friendship pics. Domingo himself has mentioned nothing, however there are virtually half-a-dozen assist energetic websites that appear to be significantly better organised than the typical opera fansite marketing campaign.
Los Angeles Opera has refused to disclose the identify of the legislation agency that has been appointed to research the Domingo claims. The Met says it is going to abide by LA’s conclusions.
The expectation within the opera world is that the report will most likely lead to Domingo’s retirement as head of LA Opera, however no wider penalties.
Domingo has lengthy been often known as a girl chaser. So why is the case wanting like a moist squib?
Right here’s why:
1 Eight of the 9 allegations have been nameless. The ninth affirmed that her profession was not harmed by resisting Domingo’s advances. Quite the opposite, he saved re-engaging her.
2 Domingo didn’t power himself on ladies. In the event that they mentioned No, he typically backed off – albeit, on some accounts, on the fifth or sixth No.
three Crucially, no additional accusers have come ahead.
four Domingo is genuinely in style amongst colleagues and has executed a lot philanthropic work.
5 As one of many few opera names with mass recognition, he stays massive on the box-office, even when he’s simply on the billboard for weakly waving a baton or supposedly directing a manufacturing. The opera world wants his identify. That’s why it has rallied spherical.