David Daniels Has Been Removed From San Francisco Opera’s ‘Orlando’

By Francisco Salazar

David Daniels has been removed from the San Francisco Opera’s upcoming production of “Orlando.”

The San Francisco Opera has announced in a press statement that “it is removing countertenor David Daniels from the role of Medoro in the Company’s June 2019 presentation of Handel’s ‘Orlando.'”

The company said in a statement that “the decision to part ways with Mr. Daniels, for business and professional reasons, was reached after considerable deliberation given the serious allegations of sexual assault, an on-going police investigation and a lawsuit filed against the American opera singer. While these situations remain under investigation, San Francisco Opera is unable to present the artist on the War Memorial Opera House stage.”

Earlier this year Daniels was accused of rape by baritone Samuel Schultz and recently two more victims alleged Daniels sexually harassed them. Daniels is currently under investigation and he has already denied all allegations.

The San Francisco Opera will announce a replacement for the role of Medoro.