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Tenor Plácido Domingo, accused by 20 women of sexual harassment, has annulled an action planned in April 2020 in Japan before the Tokyo Olympics , organizers announced Friday.
"After a mature reflection, I have made the decision not to participate in Kabuki-Opera because of the complexity of the project," said Plácido Domingo in a statement from the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Organization Committee .
The tenor says he hopes to be able to act in the future with artists from Kabuki (a Japanese theatrical form) and affirms that the "fusion between two theatrical traditions means the union of two cultures in the same scene, in perfect harmony with the spirit of the Games Olympic. "
The statement does not refer to allegations of sexual harassment against the 78-year-old artist, although Domingo has already had to give up several concerts, especially in the United States . In October Plácido Domingo also left the address of the Los Angeles Opera which he has held since 2003.
"The recent accusations that have been made against me in the press have created an atmosphere that has compromised my ability to serve this company that I love so much," he wrote in a statement.
According to an investigation published in August by the Associated Press , nine women claim to have been harassed by the singer in the late 1980s. The Associated Press published a second investigation on September 7, in which he claimed that 11 other women had demonstrated in the same way.
Plácido Domingo resigned from acting at the Metropolitan Opera in New York . The Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera canceled their planned performances this season and the Dallas Opera canceled a concert scheduled in March 2020.
Although his career in the United States seems to come to an end, Domingo continues to perform in Europe, and in October he was in Zurich and Moscow.
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