Placido Domingo Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Height, Net Worth, Fast Facts

Placido Domingo Wiki, Biography

Nearly four years after reports of harassment against Plácido Domingo surfaced, the renowned Spanish opera singer has received new allegations from a former colleague who worked with the singer two decades ago.

Plácido Domingo, 81, was accused of harassing more than a dozen women. including staff, singers, dancers and musicians between 1986 and 2019. Harassment allegations, dating to the 1980s, have since brought the opera singer’s illustrious career to a halt.

An unidentified Spanish singer, who worked with Domingo in the 1980s, told La Sexta’s Salvados program on Sunday, January 15, 2023, that the opera singer harassed her in two separate incidents. However, the colleague never reported the incidents because she feared retaliation.

Details of Plácido Domingo’s net worth explored

Plácido Domingo, a renowned Spanish opera director and conductor, has amassed a rather impressive net worth since he began performing more than half a century ago.

Based on celebrity net worth, Domingo is estimated to be around $300 million. Most of his assets seem to have been acquired through hundreds of opera performances on stage and in movies that rose to prominence in the 1980s.

Throughout his career, Domingo signed lucrative contracts with distinguished opera houses, including the New York City Opera, and later became a conductor at Los Angeles Opera. However, the opera singer was forced to resign from the position after several complaints of aggression by her colleagues.

Details on the new complaints against Plácido Domingo

In the latest complaint, a former colleague of Plácido Domingo stated that the opera singer’s behavior was known to all and was so frequent that women warned each other not to be alone with him.

The former partner, who spoke anonymously, told La Sexta that Domingo once asked her to put her hands in his pants pockets. Recounting the incident, the Spanish singer said:

“He hit me right in the stomach and I thought, ‘What do I say to this man now to try to keep things normal? If I say no, he will have consequences. I don’t even want to think about what might happen if I say yes. I worried about what he was going to say for three seconds.”

While detailing the second incident, the anonymous colleague said the opera singer allegedly forcibly kissed her at the end of the performance. She said:

“He kissed me on the mouth and it was a kiss I didn’t even see coming so I couldn’t dodge it. He didn’t want to be kissed. The act was over, the music had stopped, and the curtain was coming down. There was no justification.”

Following a 2020 investigation by the American Musical Artists Union (AGMA), Domingo apologized to the victims after they concluded the singer had behaved inappropriately.

Soon after, backlash from the investigation seeped into his career, prompting several opera houses to cancel a planned engagement with the singer.

Domingo was then forced to resign his position as general director of the Los Angeles Opera. Following the backlash, in an interview with the Spanish newspaper El Mundo in January 2022, Domingo denied harassing anyone and said the investigations were not objective.