Arena di Verona Announces Placido Domingo’s Gala Program

The Arena di Verona has announced details for Placido Domingo’s gala on August 6, 2023. The concert will showcase Domingo alongside Giulia Mazzola, Jessica Pratt, Daria Rybak, Mariangela Sicilia, Yusif Eyvazov, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, and Michele Pertusi. Francesco Ivan Ciampa conducts. The program will feature works by Leoncavallo, Francesco Cilea, Umberto Giordano, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Gaetano Donizetti, Gerónimo Giménez, Leonard Bernstein, Franz Léhar, Giacomo Puccini, and Pablo Sorozábal. The gala {…}

New Sexual Harassment Accusation Against Plácido Domingo Emerges

(Credit: Ruben Martin) Reports have emerged of new accusations of sexual harassment against Plácido Domingo. Per Reuters and The Times, the tenor-turned-baritone faced accusations “from a fellow Spanish singer in a television programme broadcast on Sunday.” The person in question is an unidentified singer who appeared on Spain’s La Sexta television channel, purporting that Domingo “touched her at a theater {…}

Jonas Kaufmann, Maria Agresta, Cecilia Bartoli & Javier Camarena Lead Opera Monte Carlo’s 2023 Season

Opera Monte Carlo has announced its 2023 season featuring many of the greatest artists of our time. Cecilia Bartoli stars in Handel’s “Alcina” with Philippe Jarroussky, Sandrine Piau, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Maxim Mironov, and Peter Kalman. Gianluca Capuano conducts the production by Christof Loy. Performance Dates: Jan. 20-26, 2023 Gianluca Capuano conducts Rossini’s “Stabat Mater” with Maria Agresta, Varduhi Abrahamyan, Celso {…}

Plácido Domingo Sends Apology Letter to Verona Mayor & Arena’s Superintendent for ‘Humiliating’ Performances

(Photo by Catherine Ashmore) Plácido Domingo has issued a statement apologizing to the Arena di Verona for his recent performances, which resulted in an onstage protest from the orchestra and a subsequent letter from the local union lambasting the showcases as “humiliating.” During performances at the end of August, Domingo left the stage early during scenes of “Macbeth” that he {…}