Placido Domingo
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San Francisco Opera announced it is cancelling the October 6, 2019 concert featuring Placido Domingo. The statement says: « The decision to cancel the concert was made after recent news reports of multiple allegations of sexual harassment. Though the alleged incidents reported did not take place at San Francisco Opera, the Company is unable to present the artist on the War Memorial Opera House stage.

San Francisco Opera is committed to its strong anti-sexual harassment policy and requires all Company members to adhere to the highest standards of professional conduct. San Francisco Opera places a great priority on creating a safe and secure environment where everyone can focus on their work and art, and in which colleagues are treated with respect, dignity and collegiality. »

In the wake of the allegations, the Los Angeles Opera, where Domingo has served as general director since 2003, has launched an independent investigation. The Metropolitan Opera, where the Spanish singer is scheduled to sing in Verdi’s Macbeth in September, said it would await the results of the L.A. investigation “before making any final decisions about Mr. Domingo’s ultimate future at the Met.”

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