Additional to our story earlier right this moment, NPR says it has spoken to 4 workers on the Metropolitan Opera who re sad at having to work with Placido Domingo, following allegations of sexual harrassment As ever, the complaints are made anonymously:
…”Everyone is aware of that Domingo is a womanizer and that he could possibly be persistent,” one of many Met workers, who has labored on the opera for many years, instructed NPR…. The identical supply additionally instructed NPR that there have been a lot of ladies on the Met who prior to now have gone as far as to alter their work schedules — denying themselves inventive and doubtlessly career-furthering alternatives of working with the long-revered and influential singer — particularly to keep away from having to work together with Domingo. “Plenty of that stuff began taking place within the 1980s,” this worker mentioned. “As he received older, it was much less of an enormous deal. However nonetheless, ladies knew.”
One other Met worker, a member of the orchestra, mentioned that no less than one individual has already referred to as in sick for rehearsals and performances of Macbeth to keep away from working with Domingo, and mentioned that they personally felt “furious” for having to carry out alongside him. “I really feel queasy within the pit throughout rehearsals, seeing him onstage,” the musician mentioned. “Particularly on condition that the Levine debacle continues to be so contemporary, the Met had an excellent larger duty to point out that it had advanced. As a substitute, right here’s only one extra catastrophic disaster — and it appears that evidently on the Met, sufficiently highly effective, common males are past reproach.”
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