Placido Domingo gets standing ovation in Salzburg

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Opera legend Placido Domingo on Sunday evening received a standing ovation at the Salzburg Festival, his first performance since he was accused of sexually harassing women.

Domingo gave his performance in the Giuseppe Verdi opera “Luisa Miller” at the annual music and drama festival in Austria.

Domingo received an ovation alone at the start of the show, and shared in another with his cast-mates at the end.

Placido Domingo at Salzburg Festival
 A handout photo made available by the Salzburg Festival shows (front, L-R) Italian bass Roberto Tagliavini, Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, Georgian soprano Nino Machaidze, Polish tenor Piotr Beczala, US conductor James Conlon, Russian mezzo-soprano Yulia Matochkina, Italian mezzo-soprano Cecilia Molinari and Canadian bass John Relyea on stage with the Mozarteum orchestra during Verdi’s ‘Luisa Miller’ concert opera at the Salzburg Festival, in Salzburg, Austria, 25 August 2019. Placido Domingo, the 78-year-old tenor sang the baritone role of Miller. EPA-EFE/Marco Borrelli HANDOUT 

Eight singers and a dancer told the Associated Press earlier this month they were sexually harassed by the former member of the much lauded “Three Tenors”, in incidents going back to the 1980s

Madrid-born Domingo was one of the most recognised tenors of the 20th century, starring in alongside famous tenors Luciano Pavarotti and Jose Carreras.

In recent years the long-time married opera star has transformed himself into a baritone and still performs to packed audiences at the age of 78.


Via The Guardian

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