The Metropolitan Opera has made its statement regarding accusations leveled against Plácido Domingo for sexual harassment.
“We take accusations of sexual harassment and abuse of power with extreme seriousness,” said the statement. “We will await the results of the investigation into Plácido Domingo’s behavior as head of the Los Angeles Opera before making any final decisions about Mr. Domingo’s ultimate future at the Met. It should be noted that during his career at the Met as a guest artist, Mr. Domingo has never been in a position to influence casting decisions for anyone other than himself.”
Domingo is set to appear at the Metropolitan Opera during the 2019-20 season in productions of “Macbeth” and “Madama Butterfly.”
The only company in the U.S. to cancel a performance featuring Domingo is the Philadelphia Orchestra; the opera star was to appear in the company’s opening day concert. He is still set for his performance at the Salzburg Festival on August 31, 2019 in a concert of Verdi’s “Luisa Miller.”