InvestigationThe Spanish singer celebrates 50 years of worldwide profession, Sunday, December 15, on the Scala in Milan. Accused of sexual harassment in america, he continues to learn in Europe from the help of his public and opera personalities.
He has not even begun to sing that the pit already applauds. The orchestra is aware of that, typically, marks a small time when the excessive determine, snow-colored hair and grim face, seems on stage. It's like that at each efficiency. In Salzburg, Zurich, Moscow, Vienna, Hamburg and, in current days, Valencia, Spain, his native nation, the general public has made a triumph. Enchanted faces scream viva. One thousand 4 hundred folks standing, forgetting his companions to rejoice him, that his followers merely name "Placido". "I’m not a king, I’m God", he claims within the Nabucco from Verdi, and the group exults.
On the exit, a whole bunch of admirers – admirers to a few quarters – await it. All opera administrators have recognized for a very long time that Placido Domingo, 78, is among the few stars of the opera artwork to dive, after the present, amongst his worshipers, accepting selfies and autographs, this ransom galvanizing success. However nowadays, in Valencia, the tenor does probably not know which foot to bop on. "Success absolves Placido Domingo", titled the nationwide every day El Mundo the day after the premiere of Nabucco, December 2, however a small group of feminist activists is looking for "Renames the music coaching heart as a result of it cannot bear the identify of a stalker". He wish to communicate solely songs, reveals and initiatives, as he did six months in the past. We solely ask him about the "Scandal" and the women on the other side of the Atlantic who accused him.
Twenty dancers testified to the Related Press in two revealed surveys August 13 and September 7th. Largely anonymously, aside from mezzo-soprano Patricia Wulf and soprano Angela Turner Wilson. With none materials proof, however with disturbing similarities, her accusers evoke the kisses on the cheek slipping in the direction of the mouth, the fingers that return to the bodice, the phone harassment and the repeated advances which the tenor would have been accustomed to, twenty or thirty years earlier. "I’ll sing higher, and will probably be because of you", he would have instructed one in every of them, who had lastly yielded to his advances, depositing 10 (about 9 euros) on the dresser for his parking charge.
All labored on the Washington or Los Angeles Opera, Domingo grew to become the creative director in 1998, earlier than taking the overall course. All began their careers. One among them tells how the tenor got here ahead saying "I’ll speak to you as a future creative director of the corporate", and mentioned attainable roles for her. "Then he lowered his voice and stated," Now I’ll communicate to you as Placido "", after which proposed, in accordance with her, to have a drink, to see a film or to come back to her condo to arrange her breakfast. "I used to be completely intimidated and I wished to say no to him. However how do you say no to God? "