Zurich Opera House, Dallas Opera Make Statements On Plácido Domingo Situation

By David Salazar

It looks like Plácido Domingo will remain in the Zurich Opera’s production of “Nabucco” this fall.

OperaWire reached out to the company’s press department about how it would respond to allegations about the singer’s sexual harassment of nine women, and the company responded that it would see how other investigations develop.

“Plácido Domingo’s performance as Nabucco at the Zurich Opera House is scheduled for October 13th. We have learned about the accusations against the singer from the media, but we do not see any basis for a statement or reaction based on our current state of knowledge. The Zurich Opera House will observe the Plácido Domingo case and follow the investigations of the Los Angeles Opera,” said the statement.

Other companies are taking a wait and see approach, including the Dallas Opera, where Domingo is scheduled to perform later this year.

“The Dallas Opera is committed to providing a safe, secure, and comfortable working environment for every employee, volunteer, musician, and visiting artist. Regarding recent news reports: we take these allegations very seriously and will continue to watch developments closely,” said the Dallas Opera’s spokesperson.

Other companies that OperaWire reached out to, such as the Vienna State Opera, have noted that they will “discuss the matter” once the company’s summer leave concludes at the end of August.

The only companies who have dropped Domingo from scheduled performances include the Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera. His next performance at the Salzburg Festival on August 31 is set to take place.