The world-famous opera singer Placido Domingo (78), who has alleged sexual harassment, resigned as the general director of the Los Angeles opera on the 2nd. In addition, it was revealed that the performance at the performance scheduled for February or March next year will be cancelled.
Domingo’s alleged sexual harassment was reported by AP in August, and more than 30 singers, dancers, musicians, and backstage staff have accused damage. The Los Angeles Opera is conducting an internal investigation by a third party, but the results have not yet been obtained. On the other hand, there are groups in the US that cancel appearances such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
He has been involved in the Los Angeles Opera since its establishment in the 1980s, and was appointed general director in 2003. He has raised the fame of the opera by creating attractive lineups, securing performers, and performing himself. He has sung 300 times in 31 roles.
……… His statement:
‘I hold Los Angeles Opera very dearly to my heart and count my work to create and build it as among my most important legacies. However, recent accusations that have been made against me in the press have created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised. While I will continue to work to clear my name, I have decided that it is in the best interests of L.A. Opera for me to resign as its general director and withdraw from my future scheduled performances at this time.’
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