The impossible trace of Patricia Wulf, the woman who accuses Placido Domingo

It is common for opera singers not to reveal their age in their biographies. The strange thing is that a mezzo who has shared the stage with Mirella Freni and Plácido Domingo at the Opera of


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It is common for opera singers not to reveal their age in their biographies. The strange thing is that a mezzo who has shared the stage with Mirella Freni and Placido Domingo at the Washington Opera House does not list her lyrical deeds on Wikipedia. Especially if we consider that his name today generates almost five million results on Google. Everyone wants to know who Patricia Wulf is , one of the nine women who have accused Placido Domingo of sexual harassment in a report by the American news agency Associated Press. She is the only one who has taken a step forward without hiding her name. But who is Patricia Wulf ?

There is no trace of his professional activity in OperaBase (the lyric IMDb) or a single album on Amazon that attests to his career. Everything we know about it is summed up in a “2 minutes of reading” post published a year ago at the M4Arts music school in Washington DC, where he seems to teach singing lessons. There he does not even appear as Patricia Wulf , but as "Patricia W *". The asterisk, as launched by the #MeToo movement, could well refer to the Five W of journalism: what (what), who (who), where (where), when (when) and why (why). At the moment, everything is questions.

We know that Patricia Wulf debuted as a soprano in the role of Mimí de La Bohème along the entire east coast (from Maine to Florida) and that shortly after he made the leap to the mezzo tessellation, first as Papagena in The Magic Flute and later as the Musetta de Puccini. In the 90s his great opportunity came at the behest of the Washington Opera: several functions of Fedora by the hand of Mirella Freni and many others by Don Carlo next to Plácido Domingo, which he now denounces. " I have no doubt that this was harassment, " the mezzo said. «I was being stalked. He wanted me to go to his house and not mine. I wanted me to go with him that night.

Wulf does not provide more details, but the content of the article shows that that episode with Domingo may have had a negative effect on his career as a singer. Although he was active at least until 2002 (when he offered a solo concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington), his activity thereafter is constrained to smaller companies and second-class theaters , such as the opera houses of Carolina, Baltimore , Piedmont, Indiana and Sarasota, where an opera for children was released. He also offered solo benefit recitals to help single mothers complete their university education.

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