“The Three Tenors” opera star Placido Domingo faces new allegations of sexual harassment by a Spanish singer

Placido Domingo is facing fresh sexual harassment charges as the singer claims he asked to put his hands in her pockets after she was warned never to board an elevator alone with him

  • The Three Tenors icon has been accused of sexually harassing a singer
  • Plácido Domingo has denied any wrongdoing following previous allegations
  • The victim claims she didn’t speak up at the time because the singer was “untouchable.”

Spanish opera star Plácido Domingo faced new allegations of sexual harassment by a fellow singer in an interview broadcast on Sunday.

An unknown singer spoke up on Spanish TV channel La Sexta (the Sixth) and claimed that Domingo asked to touch her in a theater in Spain in the early 2000s.

This comes three years after initial claims from alleged victims led to an apology and career cut for the Spanish-born “Three Tenors” singer, who has admitted no wrongdoing.

“One of the first things they tell you is don’t ride the elevator alone with Plácido Domingo,” the woman said.

Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo performs during the Joseph Calleja 25th anniversary concert at Fort Manoel on Manoel Island in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbor in Malta in 2022

Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo performs during the Joseph Calleja 25th anniversary concert at Fort Manoel on Manoel Island in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbor in Malta in 2022

The anonymous singer shared how Plácido Domingo, born José Plácido Domingo Embil, wanted to touch her after a rehearsal.

“The first time I felt uncomfortable was when we were rehearsing.

‘He [Plácido] told me in front of everyone, “Listen, can I put my hand in one of those nice bags of yours?”

“I was wearing pants with an embroidered back pocket,” she said.

“I had a bad stomach because I was like, ‘What can I say about that [Domingo] to carry on as normal?”

“If I say no, there will be consequences, and if I say yes, I don’t even want to think about it.”

The Spanish singer said she didn’t report Domingo as she feared he was “untouchable”.

Domingo is one of the most successful contemporary opera singers as a third of the three tenors active in the 1990s and 2000s with Luciano Pavarotti and José Carreras.

The Three Tenors’ first live album of 1990 became the best-selling classical album of all time.

Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has not admitted any wrongdoing after the allegations

Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo has not admitted any wrongdoing after the allegations

In a 2020 investigation by the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), more than three dozen singers, dancers, musicians, voice teachers and backstage staff said they witnessed or experienced inappropriate behavior by Domingo.

The investigation revealed that he behaved inappropriately.

Plácido Domingo then said in a statement that he was “really sorry” that he was injured.

After the investigation, some institutions decided to distance themselves from the opera singer, although Domingo expects to tour later this year.

No criminal case was brought to court over any of the claims.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo in January 2022, Domingo denied molesting anyone and said he felt condemned in the court of public opinion for not speaking out.

The AGMA investigation is incomplete and has few concrete facts, he said.

Domingo returned to Spain to perform at a charity concert in June after almost a year and a half’s absence and has since performed in other countries.

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