The Dallas Opera, in Dallas, Texas, has this week cancelled an invite to opera singer and conductor Placido Domingo to carry out on the ensemble’s season gala – following experiences this week of 11 extra girls coming ahead making claims that that they had been subjected to undesirable sexual advances by the Spanish opera star – throughout productions within the 1980’s and 1990s.
“In gentle of ongoing developments relating to allegations made in opposition to Plácido Domingo, The Dallas Opera has determined to cancel the March 11, 2020 gala, during which he was scheduled to carry out …” the opera firm has this week mentioned through social media.
The brand new allegations come simply weeks after the Related Press reported that eight feminine singers and a dancer had made claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour by the Spanish opera singer – while he was head of the Los Angeles Opera within the 1980s.
Within the new allegations, one girl has mentioned while working as a hair and make-up artist on the Washington Opera’s 1999 manufacturing of ‘Le Lid’, Domingo allegedly put his hand below her bra strap and grabbed her naked breast.
“It damage and it was not light … he groped me laborious,” she has mentioned.
The New York-based information company has additionally reported that backstage crew members throughout the manufacturing had been pressured to warn feminine forged members to keep away from being alone with the star.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera have additionally each cancelled invites because the preliminary allegations had been leveled.
“These new claims are riddled with inconsistencies and, as with the primary story, in some ways, merely incorrect …” Nancy Seltzer, a spokeswoman for Mr Domingo has this week mentioned.
“As a consequence of an ongoing investigation, we is not going to touch upon specifics, however we strongly dispute the deceptive image that The A.P. [Associated Press] is making an attempt to color,” she has mentioned.