Despite accusations of sexual harassment by some women, the vienna state opera is sticking to the agreed engagements with opera star placido domingo.
From his point of view, there is no legally tenable reason not to fulfill existing contracts, said the director of the state opera dominique meyer to the austrian news agency APA. He could not judge the accusations and did not want to play them down, said meyer. "At the same time, i don’t want to prejudge placido domingo either." The 78-year-old’s scheduled appearances as macbeth in october 2019 and as nabucco and as the conductor of "la traviata" in june 2020 remained intact.
At the spaniard’s first appearance since the accusations became public, the artist was demonstratively celebrated by the audience at the salzburg festival. Several singers had accused domingo of abuses, some of which had been committed decades earlier. In the wake of the "metoo" movement, in which hundreds of women have been making public accusations against influential men for almost two years, the opera in san francisco and the philadelphia orchestra in the USA canceled planned concerts with domingo. The sanger rejected the accusations as inaccurate.