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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25

Jan. 13, 2020 12:46 PM EST

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 19-25 Jan. 19: Actress Tippi Hedren is 90. Director Richard Lester (“A Hard Day’s Night,” “Superman II and III”) is 88. Actor-singer Michael Crawford is 78. Actress Shelley Fabares is 76. Country singer Dolly Parton is 74. TV chef Paula...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 file photo, opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary. Domingo continued his calendar of European engagements despite allegations of sexual harassment, appearing here for a performance to inaugurate a sports complex for a local Catholic diocese. Two investigations into Domingo's behavior were opened in 2019 after Associated Press stories in which more than 20 women said the legendary tenor had pressured them into sexual relationships, behaved inappropriately and sometimes professionally punished those who rebuffed him. Dozens of others told the AP that they had witnessed his behavior. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)

Soul-searching in opera world after tumultuous #MeToo year

Dec. 29, 2019 10:30 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It was a tumultuous year in the opera world, a year in which sexual harassment allegations against superstar Placido Domingo prompted his disappearance from American stages and sparked deep soul-searching. Opera performers are applauding new official efforts to create a workplace free...

FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo performs during a concert in Szeged, Hungary.  In an interview published Wednesday Dec. 4, 2019, in a leading Spanish newspaper, Domingo has sought to blame allegations of sexual harassment against him, on cultural differences between countries. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh, File)

Standing ovation in Milan for Domingo's 50th anniversary

Dec. 15, 2019 8:38 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Opera star Placido Domingo received a standing ovation for his 50th anniversary gala concert at La Scala on Sunday and returned the appreciation with a rare a cappella performance. Standing alone on the stage holding three yellow roses, Domingo serenaded the audience with a favorite Spanish...

FILE - In this July 12, 2019, file photo, opera singer Placido Domingo speaks during a news conference about his upcoming show

Domingo’s accusers: Nothing ‘chivalrous’ about groping women

Dec. 3, 2019 7:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two opera singers who accused Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct said Tuesday that it was disappointing and disturbing that the opera legend recently claimed he has always behaved like a gentleman and never acted improperly toward women. Angela Turner Wilson and Patricia Wulf were...

Opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany, on Wednesday, No. 27, 2019. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)

Report: Placido Domingo denies alleged casting power abuse

Dec. 2, 2019 2:48 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Opera legend Placido Domingo was quoted by a leading Italian daily Monday as saying he did not abuse his power in casting, part of allegations against him in two reports by The Associated Press. Domingo, 78, told Milanese daily Corriere della Sera that while he was general director in...

Opera star Placido Domingo performs during a concert at the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg on Wednesday, No. 27, 2019. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)

Disputing harassment claims, Domingo says he’s a gentleman

Nov. 29, 2019 3:04 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Placido Domingo is disputing allegations of sexual harassment against him, saying he has always behaved like a gentleman but that “gallant gestures are viewed differently nowadays.” The 78-year-old Spanish opera legend told the Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial in an...

In this photo taken Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, La Scala new general manager Dominique Meyer talks during an interview with The Associated Press, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Frenchman Meyer, who for the coming months will be simultaneously guiding two of Europe’s most important opera houses, defends the European response to sexual harassment allegations against Placido Domingo. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

From Vienna to Milan, opera manager Meyer considers #MeToo

Nov. 28, 2019 3:16 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Frenchman Dominique Meyer for the coming months will be simultaneously guiding two of Europe’s most important opera houses — doing his previous job at the Vienna State Opera until March while also starting his new post as general manager of the famed Teatro alla Scala in Milan....