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Placido Domingo: 'I Accept Full Responsibility for My Actions'

Nearly six months after the American Guild of Musical Artists opened an investigation into the sexual harassment accusations of Placido Domingo, the union has revealed that the opera legend did indeed engage in inappropriate behavior. “Many of the witnesses expressed fear of retaliation in the industry as their reason for not coming forward sooner,” the […]

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Opera Legend Plácido Domingo Accused of Sexual Harassment by 9 Women

Nine women have accused acclaimed opera singer Plácido Domingo of sexual harassment, with many alleging the Grammy-winning musician promised them career help before aggressively pursuing them with late-night phone calls and unwanted hugs and kisses. The women, eight singers and one dancer, detailed the alleged harassment to the Associated Press in a lengthy report that […]

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The opera with everything – even fart jokes

The works of Claudio Monteverdi have long had a special allure for Erin Helyard – and none more so than The Return of Ulysses. It’s the baroque opera with everything, says the Pinchgut Opera artistic director. “It has sexy scenes, it’s got incantation scenes when Ulysses is turned into an old man. There’s comedy. There […]