A new group of 11 women are accusing Placido Domingo of sexual harassment, and a TCU professor is among them, the Associated Press reports.
Angela Turner Wilson, who today teaches voice at the university, told the AP that the opera superstar grabbed her breast when they were appearing together in a production at the Washington Opera almost 20 years ago. Domingo was director of the company at the time. Wilson was the only woman in this latest group of accusations against Domingo to agree to go on the record in the AP’s reports.
Last month, the news service reported on 9 women who accused the tenor of harassment. The latest allegations against Domingo include groping women, attempting to kiss them or persistently asking for private meetings — and that his behavior was a ‘well-known secret’ in the opera world. His spokeswoman called the latest AP report a quote “misleading picture” and said they strongly dispute it.
Wilson’s career at Washington Opera stalled; she told the AP she attributes that to her interactions with Domingo. However, she went on to sing for another decade at several other opera companies around the country, including the Dallas Opera, before she focused on teaching.
Following the latest allegations, the Dallas Opera announced late Thursday that it is cancelling the gala it had planned for next March, where Domingo was scheduled to appear. It joins a number of classical music organizations that cut ties with the renowned opera star when sexual harassment allegations were first revealed last month. At that time, general director Ian Derrer told the DO’s staff, board and trustees that they would await further developments but the company was committed to providing a safe working environment for its employees, artists and volunteers.
This is the Dallas Opera’s entire announcement:
Dallas Opera Cancels 2020 Gala
DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 5, 2019 – In light of ongoing developments regarding allegations made against Plácido Domingo, The Dallas Opera has decided to cancel the March 11, 2020 gala, in which he was scheduled to perform. Information on future TDO special events will be announced at a later date.