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Olympics: Placido Domingo pulls out of cultural tournament, cites ‘complexity’

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FILE PHOTO: Opera singer Placido Domingo speaks all the plan via an tournament on the Manhattan Faculty of Tune in New York, U.S., May possibly even 11, 2018. News Team/Shannon Stapleton

TOKYO (News Team) – Opera singer Placido Domingo has withdrawn from a pre-Olympics theatrical tournament place for next spring, he talked about in a press commence issued by Tokyo Olympics organizers on Friday, citing the “complexity” of the mission.

Domingo, who had been place to participate in an tournament fusing opera and Japan’s broken-down kabuki to kick off a cultural competition, resigned last month as general director of the Los Angeles Opera, pronouncing accusations of sexual misconduct had compromised his ability to proceed.

“After considerate consideration I accept as true with made the resolution now to not participate within the kabuki-opera tournament this potential that of the complexity of the mission,” Domingo talked about within the assertion, issued by the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.

The panel added that after consultation, it had favorite Domingo’s resolution now to not take piece within the April program, piece of a “Tokyo 2020 Nippon Festival” to promote Japanese culture.

This year bigger than three dozen singers, dancers, musicians, recount academics and backstage crew talked about they’d witnessed or skilled dejected behavior by Domingo towards females at varied opera properties over the past three a few years.

He has disputed the accusations.

In September, Domingo pulled out from a performance on the Metropolitan Opera in New York on the last minute, and talked about he would below no conditions plan there again.

Reporting by Elaine Lies; Enhancing by Clarence Fernandez

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