Paris (AFP)

An opera in which Placido Domingo, accused of sexual harassment by some twenty women in the United States, was to perform at the Philharmonie de Paris on December 8 has been canceled.

"The conditions were not met for this performance to take place," we can read Wednesday on the site of the Paris concert hall. Domingo was to sing in the opera "I Due Foscari" by Verdi in concert version.

The Philharmonie did not advance further details.

On Tuesday, an investigation commissioned by the Opera of Los Angeles on its former director had established that the women who accused the lyric singer of "inappropriate behavior" were credible.

The facts go back to the 1980s: touching, forced kissing and inappropriate remarks.

Some alleged victims say the 79-year-old singer would have sought to harm their careers if refused, but the investigation has found no evidence that he has abused his power.

Placido Domingo asked the women who accused him of forgiveness at the end of February, before specifying two days later that he still rejected the harassment charges against him.

Now fallen in the United States, Placido Domingo has also recently given up singing at the Royal Opera House in London and in Spain, his native country.

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