FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo speaks throughout an tournament on the New york Faculty of Song in New York, U.S., Might 11, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
TOKYO (Reuters) – Opera singer Placido Domingo has withdrawn from a pre-Olympics theatrical tournament set for subsequent spring, he mentioned in a observation issued by means of Tokyo Olympics organizers on Friday, bringing up the “complexity” of the undertaking.
Domingo, who were set to take part in an tournament fusing opera and Japan’s conventional kabuki to kick off a cultural competition, resigned ultimate month as common director of the Los Angeles Opera, announcing accusations of sexual misconduct had compromised his skill to proceed.
“After considerate attention I’ve made the verdict no longer to take part within the kabuki-opera tournament because of the complexity of the undertaking,” Domingo mentioned within the observation, issued by means of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.
The panel added that once session, it had approved Domingo’s determination no longer to participate within the April program, a part of a “Tokyo 2020 Nippon Competition” to advertise Jap tradition.
This 12 months greater than 3 dozen singers, dancers, musicians, voice lecturers and behind the curtain team of workers mentioned they’d witnessed or skilled beside the point habits by means of Domingo towards ladies at other opera properties during the last 3 a long time.
He has disputed the accusations.
In September, Domingo pulled out from a efficiency on the Metropolitan Opera in New York on the ultimate minute, and mentioned he would by no means carry out there once more.
Reporting by means of Elaine Lies; Modifying by means of Clarence Fernandez