Baritone Hakan Hagegard Is Accused Of Sexual Harassment

By Francisco Salazar

Swedish baritone Hakan Hagegard has left his position Stockholm Academy after being accused of sexual harassment.

The recognized baritone has received accusations from the conservatory as well in Oslo from anonymous sources on diverse media including Swedish radio. Per Platea Magazine, the conservatory’s board was in the midst of a decision, but it was the baritone who opted to leave due to the slow process.

Hagegard has yet to make any public statement on the case and has been in the public eye for years. He is best known for his appearance in the Academy Award-nominated film “The Magic Flute” directed by Ingmar Bergman and is the ex-husband of Barbara Bonney. He is also recognized for his work at the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera and many other leading houses. Throughout his career, Hagegard recorded numerous operas including “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Le Nozze di Figaro,” “Capriccio,” “Tannhäuser,” and “Carmina Burana.”