The tenor Plácido Domingo has been applauded along with the rest of the cast at the Salzburg Festival at the opera Luisa Miller de Verdi, in which he supposes his first appearance on stage after the accusations of nine women against the Spanish singer for sexual harassment.
On this rainy afternoon no protest banners have been seen against the tenor at the entrance of the festival. However, yes 'braves' have been heard at the beginning of the show, which has been received with applause and with the audience standing.
In the middle of this week it was known that the tenor had begun the rehearsals, as a photo showed with part of the team uploaded to a social network in what was his first public appearance after the accusations.
The soprano Nino Machaidze hung on Instagram a photo of the essay in which she appeared next to Plácido Domingo and two other people, whom she described as "family". "I always feel happy with this role, especially when colleagues are such amazing people and such good musicians, as well as great friends and wonderful people," he said on the social network.
This past Friday it was also known that the opera once again has tickets for sale, despite the fact that more than a week ago, before the accusations of sexual harassment, the sign of no tickets was hung up.
Thus, tickets for sale have ranged between prices of 255 euros and 185 euros and from the web in no case can be purchased more than a dozen 'tickets'.
Since the festival, which has not specified the number of tickets available, they have assured Europa Press that these returns are framed within "a normal process."
On August 13, when the accusations of nine women against Placido Domingo for sexual harassment were announced, the tickets for the show on August 25 were already sold out, while the one on August 31 still remained for a second show. In the latter case, available tickets continue that cover the highest prices (from 330 euros to 185 euros).
Precisely, the Salzburg festival was among the first to confirm the presence of the tenor when the accusations to the singer were known . "I have known Plácido Domingo for more than 25 years. In addition to his artistic competence, I was impressed from the beginning with his affectionate treatment of all festival employees," said the event's president, Helga Rabl-Stadler.
The scheduled presence of Sunday in the different events throughout the year has been different, especially if they were concerts in the United States or in Europe. In the European continent, although most of the organizers have confirmed the presence of the tenor, some have indicated that they are "waiting" to know more information regarding future research.
Other recent confirmations have been those of the Staatsoper in Berlin , with a performance by the Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo scheduled for January 2020. "The performances will take place as planned," an opera spokesperson told Europa Press. Sunday will attend the Berlin theater from January 16 to 19 with La Traviata , the same title that will close the next season of the Royal Theater of Madrid, in May 2020.
In this way, the institution chose to continue with the tenor's performances, as the Royal Theater of Madrid or La Scala in Milan have recently done.
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Opera , which announced an investigation into the accusations against Domingo - director general of the institution - has hired lawyer Debra Wong Yang, from the Gibson law firm, Dunn & Crutcher, to carry out this "exhaustive and independent" process, as they have pointed out from the institution.
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