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Plácido Domingo Out At Metropolitan Opera Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations


Added 09-24-19 08:07:02pm EST - “The famed tenor, who has been accused by multiple women of inappropriate conduct, was scheduled to perform in the Met's production of Verdi's Macbeth, opening on Wednesday night.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Plácido Domingo Out At Metropolitan Opera Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Plácido Domingo on stage in July. Domingo was scheduled to perform at New York's Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday but withdrew following accusations of harassment. Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

Plácido Domingo on stage in July. Domingo was scheduled to perform at New York's Metropolitan Opera on Wednesday but withdrew following accusations of harassment.

On Tuesday afternoon, at 5:07 PM, Metropolitan Opera general manager Peter Gelb sent an email to staff that began this way:

Plácido Domingo has agreed to withdraw from all future performances at the Met, with immediate effect. We are grateful to him for recognizing that he needed to step down."

The announcement came a day before Domingo, who has been dogged by sexual misconduct allegations, was to star in the opening of the Met's production of Verdi's Macbeth. It also followed reporting by NPR about discomfort on the part of Met employees at having to work with Domingo in the wake of those allegations.

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