After more allegations came forward regarding world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo‘s interaction with women, The Dallas Opera tonight issued the following statement:
In light of ongoing developments regarding allegations made against Plácido Domingo, The Dallas Opera has decided to cancel the March 11, 2020, gala, in which he was scheduled to perform. Information on future TDO special events will be announced at a later date.”
The latest developments include TCU voice teacher Angela Turner Wilson, who told the Associated Press that in the Washington Opera’s 1999-2000 season
That she, then 28, and Domingo were having their makeup done together when he rose from his chair, stood behind her, slipped his hands into her robe and under her bra straps, and grabbed her bare breast.
“It hurt,” she told the AP. “It was not gentle. He groped me hard.” She said Domingo then turned and walked away, leaving her stunned and humiliated.”
Ms. Wilson is the daughter of SMU First Couple Gail and Gerald Turner, who told the Dallas Morning News that they “aren’t commenting, but we are obviously very proud of Angela.”
Fox News reported that Melinda McLain, who was Los Angeles Opera production coordinator in the 1986-1987 season and worked at the Houston Grand Opera, told:
We created these elaborate schemes for keeping him away from particular singers,” McLain said. “I never would have sent any woman of any sort into his dressing room.”
“McLain said another strategy was to invite Domingo’s wife, Marta, to attend company parties “because if Marta was around, he behaves.”
While it’s a sorry state of affairs to see a legend tarnished, but the courage of victims is to be applauded.