Netrebko defies #MeToo hounds with racy VIDEO of her with Domingo, teases joint performance
Opera star Placido Domingo, who stands accused of sexual harassment by nine women, got a public endorsement from fellow stage regina Anna Netrebko, who said she will be sharing it with the accused singer.
“So happy to return to Metropolitan Opera in September to perform one of my favorite Verdi role[s], Macbeth, and share stage with fantastic Placido Domingo!” Netrebko said in an Instagram post.
The remark was included with a clip from the 2018 production of the Verdi opera, in which the two starred as the Shakespearean villainous power couple. The scene Netrebko chose is somewhat racy, with the Macbeths getting handsy with each other. Which may well be a not-so-veiled message to Domingo’s detractors.
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The Spanish tenor turned baritone was swept up in the #MeToo flood last week after Associated Press published accounts, most of them by anonymous accusers, who said the 78-year-old inappropriately touched and kissed them as far back as the 1980s.
The singer said the allegations were “deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate.”
Some opera houses canceled Domingo’s appearances after the story broke, but the Royal Theater in Madrid stood by the famous compatriot.
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