Deutsche Oper Berlin & Plácido Domingo Cut Ties

By David Salazar
(Credit: Pedro Walter)

Plácido Domingo will no longer perform at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.

The company announced its plans for the 2020-21 season, and it was revealed that three performances of “Don Carlo,” which originally featured the famed singer on June 6, 10, and 13, 2021, no longer have him in the slate. Per reports, the contract was terminated by mutual consent.

This is the latest European company to break ties with the Spanish artists after the American Guild of Musical Artists found him guilty of sexual misconduct over the course of his career. Domingo later issued a public apology.

Per reports, after the apology, the Deutsche Oper Berlin felt it was necessary cut ties with the former tenor. The company had upheld Domingo’s presumption of innocence.

“We are very sorry that it is so in the end,” stated Director Dietmar Schwarz, per Der Tagesspiel, in reference to the veracity of accusations launched against the legend alleging sexual misconduct over the course of his career.

Domingo’s contracts have been terminated throughout Spain and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. He is still scheduled to perform in Italy this summer.