Placido Domingo resigns as general director of Los Angeles Opera

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Placido Domingo presents Giovanna d’Arco at the Royal Theater on July 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO — Opera star Placido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera after multiple allegations of sexual harassment.

In a statement Wednesday, Domingo said the allegations have “created an atmosphere in which my ability to serve this company that I so love has been compromised.”

The company’s board of directors said in a separate statement that he performed more than 300 times in 31 different roles.

He has served as general director since 2003.

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