A new front opens against Placido Domingo. Since last August about twenty women have accused the tenor of sexual harassment and abuse. These complaints came, spread by the Associated Press, from the United States. But nevertheless, Now the same accusation of different origin has been added: this time it has been a former Sony Classical worker from Germany who has accused the tenor through an interview in the weekly "Der Spiegel". You could say that the problem that attacks Domingo's figure has crossed the puddle.
As the woman has explained anonymously, everything happened in Berlin in December 2000, at which time she worked at Sony and Domingo, along with José Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti, participated in a television program of that company. He tells the German newspaper that after the Sunday program knocked on his door in a hotel room, he hugged her, kissed her and, after she asked him several times to leave, finally left the room. This new story, which a tenor spokesman has denied, puts the spotlight on Sunday again. It is made public now because, according to the woman, he never reported what happened to anyone, except his mother. She was 27 years old and her contract with the company lasted 7 months: she was fired in 2001.
Domingo's situation begins to branch out since, after accusations by American women as well as the taking of positions of different institutions in the world of opera, it is the first time that the complaint comes from a European country. To this is added the investigations that have opened both the Los Angeles Opera - the institution of which Domingo is the general director - and the American opera union, as well as the cancellation of concerts in operas such as the one in Philadelphia or the one in San Francisco.
However, not everything is black for Sunday. In the middle of the storm, the tenor, who is currently rehearsing in the Metropolitan of New York, has had enough support from numerous institutions. Among them, the Royal Theater - where, in fact, will play Giorgo Germont soon in "La Traviata" - and the Teatro de la Zarzuela, as well as other of his performances that are held at the Dallas Opera (March 11, 2020) and in Vienna (in October 2019 and June 2020).
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