The Tokyo Olympics organizing committee stated Friday (Nov. 8) opera legend Placido Domingo has stated he received’t carry out at pre-Olympics cultural occasions in Japan.
The committee stated in a press release that Domingo has determined to not carry out at an occasion scheduled for April that was meant to convey collectively opera and conventional Japanese Kabuki theater and officers accepted his resolution.
Neither Domingo nor the organizers talked about sexual harassment allegations in opposition to him in relation to his withdrawal.
“After thoughtful consideration I have made the decision not to participate in the kabuki-Opera event due to the complexity of the project,” Domingo stated in a press release launched by means of the Tokyo organizing committee.
Domingo didn’t give additional particulars concerning the purpose. He wished for the occasion to achieve success whereas expressing his hope for a brand new alternative sooner or later, in response to the Tokyo organizers.
The Associated Press reported in August on intensive sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Domingo from a long time in the past. Multiple ladies accused Domingo of utilizing his energy to stress them into sexual relationships, together with at the Los Angeles Opera, the place he was the longtime basic director.
U.S. opera homes have canceled Domingo’s look following the allegations.
Doming has referred to as the allegations “deeply troubling” and “inaccurate,” saying he believed all his relationships have been welcomed and consensual.
The April occasion deliberate by the Tokyo organizers was to characteristic star Kabuki actor Ebizo Ichikawa as a part of its Nippon Festival to advertise Japanese tradition and variety.
The #MeToo motion has not caught on in Japan with the depth it has within the U.S. and different Western international locations, in social gathering as a result of victims right here have a tendency to stay silent as a result of widespread fears about backlash in a society the place gender inequality continues to be evident.