Plácido Domingo Receives Standing Ovation In Salzburg

By Francisco Salazar

Plácido Domingo returned to the stage on August 25, 2019 at the Salzburg Festival to a standing ovation.

The famed singer returned to the stage for the first time since being accused of sexual harassment and before singing a note, he received a standing ovation with audience members cheering “Bravo.” At the end of the performance the entire cast shared a 10-minute applause.

According to an AP report, as Domingo signed autographs after the performance he said, “Wonderful public, good performance all, I mean so much love from the public.” Domingo refused to answer questions regarding the accusation when confronted by reporters after the show stating, “No, I cannot.”

Domingo is slated to appear in one more performance of “Luisa Miller” and will then head to Hungary for a gala concert. He then makes his first U.S. appearance at the Metropolitan Opera since the allegations joining Anna Netrebko in “Macbeth. Performances of the Verdi masterpiece will mark the first time Netrebko and Domingo sing together on the historic stage.