After Opera Star Plácido Domingo Is Accused of Sexual Harassment, D-FW Companies Respond

Plácido Domingo, one of the largest and most powerful figures in opera, was accused of sexually harassing women for decades in an article published Tuesday by the Associated Press. Multiple women came forward to allege that, beginning in the 1980s, Domingo pressured them into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and, in some cases, punished them professionally when they refused his advances. Domingo, 78, is scheduled to perform with the Dallas Opera on March 11, 2020. This afternoon, the company's director Ian Derrer released a statement in response to the allegations, writing, "The Dallas Opera does not intend to take any immediate action while awaiting further developments. Our company is committed to providing a safe, secure, and comfortable working environment for every employee, volunteer, musician, and visiting artist." At least one major musical organization has announced changes to its program today in response to the allegations: the Philadelphia Orchestra. Domingo had been scheduled to appear with group next month, on Sept. 18. This morning, the orchestra withdrew its invitation to him.   Continue reading...

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