Placido Domingo has withdrawn from his performances at New York’s Met opera home amid allegations of sexual harassment from a number of ladies.
The Metropolitan Opera mentioned the Spanish-born tenor had “agreed to withdraw from all future performances on the Met, efficient instantly”.
The opera star has mentioned he won’t ever once more carry out on the opera home.
In August, an Related Press investigation revealed claims from quite a few ladies accusing him of sexual harassment.
Domingo has denied the allegations however the Met had been below growing stress to cancel his appearances.
The allegations prompted LA Opera, the place Domingo serves as a normal director, to launch an investigation into his conduct.
The American Guild of Musical Artists, the union that represents operatic, dance and choral artists, additionally opened its personal impartial investigation.
On Tuesday, Domingo, who made his debut on the Met Opera in 1968 and carried out many title roles, issued an announcement saying his Met profession was over.
“I made my debut on the Metropolitan Opera on the age of 27 and have sung at this magnificent theatre for 51 consecutive, wonderful years,” the tenor mentioned.
“Whereas I strongly dispute current allegations made about me, and I’m involved a few local weather through which persons are condemned with out due course of, upon reflection, I imagine that my look on this manufacturing of Macbeth would distract from the laborious work of my colleagues each on stage and behind the scenes.
“In consequence, I’ve requested to withdraw and I thank the management of the Met for graciously granting my request,” he mentioned.
He added: “I’m blissful that, on the age of 78, I used to be in a position to sing the great title position within the costume rehearsal of Macbeth, which I contemplate my final efficiency on the Met stage.”
The Met mentioned Domingo had “agreed to withdraw from all future performances on the Met, efficient instantly”.
On Wednesday, the tenor’s identify was lacking from the Met webpage for Macbeth.
Outdoors the opera’s entrance, a poster promoting the manufacturing additionally had Domingo’s identify blanked out with the identify of his alternative overlaying it.