A Spanish opera singer, who has remained anonymous, has accused tenor on a television program Placido Domingo of allegedly harassing her when they shared the stage in the 2000s, which is the first case in which a Spanish woman joins the complaints in other countries.
The Spaniard, who appears from behind and with a distorted voice, has participated in a program broadcast this Sunday and dedicated to the Plácido Domingo case, who was accused in an investigation published in 2019 by the agency Associated Press by various opera professionals of sexual harassment in the US for decades.
“He is untouchable, he shouldn’t but he is, that’s why I’m in the dark”, explained the Spanish artist during the television program “saved” from La Sexta, which claims to have corroborated the testimony of this active singer with two other sources.
The artist has reported that Domingo kissed her on the mouth in full performance on a stage in Spainagainst her will, when the lights went out in a performance, while on another occasion she asked her to put her hand in the back pocket of the pants she was wearing, in front of witnesses.
“The first thing they tell you is, ‘Don’t get in an elevator alone with him,’” the woman said.
“I would like there to be a figure in the theaters who watches over, and to whom the singers could ask for help. These things sometimes happen in full view of everyone ”, she pointed out.
The testimony of this woman has been preceded by an interview with the American mezzo-soprano Patricia Wolfthe first interpreter who took the step of denouncing Domingo with names and surnames.
“It was an open secret”, he assured about situations such as Domingo, whom he defines “as a god” in the world of opera, appearing in her dressing room knowing that she was getting dressed, made insinuations to her or called her at odd hours, in addition to talking about her husband as her “rival”.
to the investigation of Associated Press another of the Los Angeles Operawhere Plácido was director, as well as that of the American union of musical artists AGMA.
His former vice president, the baritone Samuel Schulz, has recounted in the program an alleged agreement of half a million dollars between the singer and the union not to publish an investigation that would have shown that 27 women, for 20 years, had been subjected to inappropriate behavior .
Schulz decided to leak the report to the press, which is why, according to what he has assured, he no longer has any management position in the union or receives calls to act.
The Uruguayan soprano has also been interviewed Blond Light of Dawnwho has denounced having suffered some situations of harassment by him that led to the assumption that he was attacked, as he has assured, and has confessed that he came to think that it was “the price he had to pay.”
However, he has indicated that there came a time when he could not take it anymore. “I can’t give a kiss if it doesn’t come to me, is my singing, my preparation not enough, do I have to do this to be worth it?” She asked herself. A rejection that has clarified that Plácido Domingo did not come to take it well. “He got very bad, he told me that he could have had a beautiful career”, he lamented.
With information from EFE
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A Spanish opera singer denounced that she was sexually harassed by Plácido Domingo