Since the investigation was published, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera have announced cancellations of Sunday's scheduled performances, while the Salzburg Festival in Austria has decided to hold the planned concerts, with the event's president, Helga Rabl-Stadler. underlined the “appreciative treatment [de Domingo] to all the festival staff. ”
Six other women reported to PA advances that caused them discomfort, in particular a singer Placido Domingo repeatedly invited out after hiring her for a concert series in the 1990s.
In addition, nearly 30 other people in the music industry, from singers to orchestra musicians to singing teachers and administrators, have confirmed that they have witnessed improper sexual behavior by the 78-year-old Spanish singer.
Of the nine people accusing the singer, only half-soprano Patricia Wulf agreed to disclose his name, and the remaining request anonymity for fearing professional and personal reprisals.
Seven of the nine women said they believed their careers had suffered because they rejected Placido Domingo's sexual advances.
Contacted by AP, Placido Domingo did not answer the specific questions about the accusations, stating that "the allegations of these people, whose name is not disclosed and dating back to 30 years, are deeply disturbing and – as presented – inaccurate."
“Still, it's painful to hear that I may have bothered someone or caused discomfort no matter how long and despite my best intentions. I believed that all my interactions and relationships were always welcome and consensual. Anyone who knows me or worked with me knows that I am not someone who intentionally hurt, offended or embarrassed another person, ”added the singer, who says that“ today's rules and standards ”are“ very different from what they were in the past ”.