María Bayo has won her case against the Bilbao Opera.
The soprano, who was fired from a production of “Don Giovanni” without explanation, will get a sum of 3,366 euros. The win comes after Bayo had originally lost the case in October 2017 when the judge favored the Bilbao opera stating that the company had followed orderly procedures and had not done anything incorrectly. Bayo was suing for the sum of 126,000 for damages.
The court issued the ruling on Feb. 20 but did not publically announce the decision until March 1.
Bayo is a legendary Spanish coloratura soprano who has made a career of singing Zarzuela and opera. Among her signature roles include the title role of “Marina” and she has also specialized in Rossini and Mozart. She is also the only Spanish singer in the history of the Salzburg Festival to perform all three Da Ponte Operas. Bayo next moves to the theater where she will portray the iconic Maria Callas in the play “Masterclass.”