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Plácido Domingo

Spanish opera singer and conductor

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Plácido Domingo: Spanish opera singer and conductor
José Plácido Domingo Embil is a Spanish opera singer, conductor and arts administrator. He has recorded over a hundred complete operas and is well known for his versatility, regularly performing in Italian, French, German, Spanish, English and Russian in the most prestigious opera houses in the world. Although primarily a lirico-spinto tenor for most of his career, especially popular for his Cavaradossi, Hoffmann, Don José, and Canio, he quickly moved into more dramatic roles, becoming the most acclaimed Otello of his generation. In the early 2010s, he transitioned from the tenor repertory into almost exclusively baritone parts, most notably Simon Boccanegra. He has performed 151 different roles.


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Plácido Domingo Says He Has the Coronavirus

“I beg everyone to be extremely careful,” the opera singer said in a Facebook post on Sunday after developing a fever and cough and testing positive for the virus.
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ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Domingo, Coachella

Harvey Weinstein to be sentenced; ‪Report finds Placido Domingo engaged in "inappropriate conduct"; Coachella postponed. (March 11)  
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ShowBiz Minute: BTS, Polanski, Domingo

Virus fears lead K-pop superstars BTS to cancel Seoul shows; Top nominee Roman Polanski to skip French Oscars after rape claim; Plácido Domingo revises apology. (Feb. 28)  
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Two Domingo accusers react to apology

In an interview with the Associated Press, two opera singers react to Placido Domingo's apology following allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. (Feb. 25)  
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Plácido Domingo Had ‘Inappropriate Activity’ With Women, Union Finds

An investigation found behavior ranging from flirtation to sexual advances by the opera superstar, who issued his fullest apology yet.
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Andrea Bocelli: 'Absurd' to shun Placido Domingo

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is staunchly defending opera legend Placido Domingo, calling it "absurd" that opera houses have canceled the star's performances over sexual harassment allegations before..
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Placido Domingo resigns from LA Opera leadership

Opera singer Placido Domingo on Wednesday resigned as general director of Los Angeles Opera, saying that accusations of sexual misconduct had compromised his ability to continue in the role.
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Plácido Domingo resigns from L.A. Opera amid harassment inquiry

Domingo said the allegations have "created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised"
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Plácido Domingo steps down from the Metropolitan Opera

Legendary opera star Plácido Domingo has stepped down from the title role in the Metropolitan Opera's production of "Macbeth," one day before opening night, and has withdrawn from all future..
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Plácido Domingo departs the Met after harassment allegations

"I am grateful to God and the public for what they have allowed me to accomplish here at The Metropolitan opera," Domingo said in a statement
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Domingo withdraws from MET after harassment report

Plácido Domingo has agreed to withdraw from all future performances at the Metropolitan Opera following accusations of sexual harassment made by women in a pair of reports by The Associated Press...
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Eleven more women accuse tenor Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct

Eleven more women have accused Spanish opera star Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct, allegations that the leading tenor described on Thursday as "riddled with inconsistencies."
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11 more women accuse opera singer Placido Domingo of sexual harassment, inappropriate behavior

After an AP story last month in which Placido Domingo was accused of sexual harassment, 11 more women have come forward with stories of encounters.
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New sexual misconduct claims against opera legend

In the weeks since the initial Associated Press story was published, 11 additional women have shared stories about encounters with opera legend Placido Domingo that they said included unwanted touching..
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Retired opera singer details alleged harassment by Plácido Domingo

One of the world's leading opera stars is accused of sexual harassment. The allegations against Plácido Domingo span three decades. Chip Reid spoke to one of Domingo's accusers.
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LA Opera to investigate sexual misconduct accusations against Placido Domingo

The Los Angeles Opera said on Tuesday it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, who described the claims as inaccurate.
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Plácido Domingo, revered opera star, accused of sexual harassment

The Philadelphia Orchestra has canceled an invitation to have opera legend Plácido Domingo appear at its opening-night concert. This follows an Associated Press report that 9 women have accused..
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Opera legend Placido Domingo accused of sexual harassment: What we know

Placido Domingo, of the world's most recognizable and accomplished opera singers, has been accused of sexual harassment.
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Placido Domingo a longtime sexual harasser, several women allege

At least 9 detail allegations to AP about the opera legend that span 3 decades and some say he retaliated if spurned; he says charges are "inaccurate" and "painful"
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