Opera singer Plácido Domingo will stepped down as Normal Director of the Los Angeles Opera – amid allegations of historic sexual misconduct
It has been introduced this week that opera singer Plácido Domingo will step down as Normal Director of the Los Angeles Opera, efficient instantly – amid allegations of historic sexual misconduct.
The Related Press reported final week that eleven ladies had come ahead making claims that they have been subjected to undesirable sexual advances by the Spanish singer and conductor.
Final month, the Related Press additionally reported that eight feminine singers and a dancer had made claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour by Domingo – while he was head of the LA Opera within the 1980s.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Dallas Opera have since withdrew all upcoming invites to the singer – and the New York Metropolitan Opera has introduced that he has withdraw from their upcoming manufacturing of Verdi’s ‘Macbeth‘.
“I maintain Los Angeles Opera very dearly to my coronary heart and rely my work to create and construct it as amongst my most necessary legacies … nonetheless, current accusations which were made in opposition to me within the press have created an environment by which my potential to serve this firm that I so love has been compromised …” the 78-year-old has this week stated in a press release.
“Whereas I’ll proceed to work to clear my identify, I’ve determined that it’s in the perfect pursuits of L.A. Opera for me to resign as its Normal Director and withdraw from my future scheduled performances right now,” he has stated.
The LA Opera has indicated they’re nonetheless present process an investigation into the allegations.
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