Domingo withdraws from Met Opera after harassment reports

NEW YORK (AP) — Plácido Domingo has agreed to withdraw from all future performances at the Metropolitan Opera following accusations of sexual harassment made by women in a pair of reports by The Associated Press.

The 78-year-old classical music star had been scheduled to sing the title role in the season debut of Verdi's "Macbeth" on Wednesday night, which would have been his first performance in the United States since the reports.

Domingo had sung in rehearsals, and the Met had said as late as Monday that he was scheduled to perform Wednesday.

The company says in a statement "The Met and Mr. Domingo are in agreement that he needed to step down."

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Spanish tenor Placido Domingo during the 10th International Congress of Excellence organized by Madrid's Regional Government held at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Spain, 15 July 2019. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo during the 10th International Congress of Excellence organized by Madrid's Regional Government held at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Spain, 15 July 2019. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 15: The tenor Plácido Domingo talks during the delivery ceremony of the Excellence Awards at Teatro de la Zarzuela on July 15, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Ricardo Rubio/Europa Press via Getty Images)
Spanish tenor Placido Domingo and Marta Ornelas during the 10th International Congress of Excellence organized by Madrid's Regional Government held at Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Spain, 15 July 2019. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Placido Domingo presents Giovanna d'Arco at the Royal Theater on July 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Placido Domingo presents Giovanna d'Arco at the Royal Theater on July 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - JULY 12: Placido Domingo presents Giovanna d'Arco at the Royal Theater on July 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, 78, performs on stage during the dress rehearsal of "Spanish Night" at the 150th Choregie in Orange on 5 July, 2019 (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, 78, performs on stage during the dress rehearsal of "Spanish Night" at the 150th Choregie in Orange on 5 July, 2019 (Photo by Christophe SIMON / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)
Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo delivers a speech after he accepted the Honorary Professor title at the Pyotr Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (NMAU) in Kyiv, capital of Ukraine, February 14, 2019. Ukrinform. (Photo credit should read Danil Shamkin / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
GUADALAJARA, MEXICO - MARCH 01: Singer Plácido Domingo rehearses for the show "Plácido en el Alma" at the 3 de Marzo stadium on March 1, 2019 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The concert in honor of Domingo will raise money for Real Madrid foundation's work in Latin America. (Photo by Leonardo Alvarez/Getty Images)
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