Spain cancels Placido Domingo performances

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    MADRID – Spain’s culture ministry on Wednesday cancelled performances by Placido Domingo in Madrid in May following allegations of sexual harassment by the opera star.

    The ministry said it had called off the Spanish singer’s performance in the operetta “Luisa Fernanda” at the Zarzuela Theatre on May 14 and 15 in solidarity with women who had been affected by his alleged sexual misconduct.

    The publicly funded theatre will still stage the shows, but without Domingo.

    The ministry’s National Institute of Performing Arts and Music expressed “strong support” for the women who have accused Domingo of sexual misconduct and rejected “all types of harassment, abusive and dominating behaviour.”