More sexual harassment allegations against Domingo; Dallas Opera cancels upcoming gala

Posted on: September 6, 2019

“The Dallas Opera canceled its big-ticket March 2020 gala concert with the opera star Plácido Domingo on Thursday amid new accusations that he had sexually harassed multiple women,” writes Michael Cooper in Thursday’s (9/5) New York Times. “The Dallas company … became the third major American institution to cut ties with him over the recent allegations, joining the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera. Mr. Domingo is still scheduled to sing later this month at the Metropolitan Opera in New York; the Met has said it was awaiting the outcome of an investigation by the Los Angeles Opera into the allegations against Mr. Domingo, the company’s general director. Dallas pulled the plug on its gala after the Associated Press …  published a new report Thursday in which singer Angela Turner Wilson … accused Mr. Domingo of reaching into her robe and grabbing her bare breast during a makeup call when they were appearing together in Massenet’s ‘Le Cid’ at the Washington Opera in 1999…. Ms. Wilson won Washington Opera’s Artist of the Year award that season but was not rehired, [which] she attributed … to her interactions with Mr. Domingo…. A spokeswoman for Mr. Domingo, Nancy Seltzer, disputed the allegations.”

Posted September 6, 2019