The artist Dove San Basilio has defended the tenor Placido Domingo, accused by nine women of sexual harassment, ensuring that with her "he was always a gentleman, a great companion and a generous artist, of those who do not abound."
«I greatly regret the comments that are being poured out in the press about Mr. Plácido Domingo and I can only say that he was always a gentleman with me, a great companion and a generous artist, of those who do not abound, and with whom I had the privilege of sharing scenario ”, he said in a statement.
In this sense, San Basilio has recalled "as a testimony" of this joint collaboration a special "memorable" television and record that many people could "enjoy and in which their companionship, dedication, respect and talent are clearly seen".
Another artist who has come out in defense of Domingo is the soprano Davinia Rodríguez, who has pointed out that "never" has felt "the slightest hint" of harassment when he has worked with him.
Rodríguez has shared the stage on several occasions with Domingo, such as in 2016 in Vienna with a montage of 'Macbeth' or more recently in China with the opera 'Thais', by Jules Massenet.
«I have never felt the slightest hint of what the teacher is accused of. Every time I have been able to share production with him, he has shown me and each of my classmates and theater workers, from the highest to the lowest, the greatest respect for the humility and generosity that characterizes him so much » , said the Spanish soprano.
«He has behaved like a lord»
Also, the soprano and president of the SGAE, Pilar Jurado, has highlighted in statements to Europa Press that she "has never" seen herself in that bullying situation and that the singer is "a perfect gentleman."
“It's complicated because I don't know what other people have lived and I can't tell if it's true or false, because I wasn't there. But I can say that with me the relationship with him has been of a perfect gentleman and of absolute affection, ”said the soprano, who has worked several times with the tenor.
Jury has been "surprised" that these accusations have come out, since its relationship with Domingo has been "always wonderful." "He has behaved like a man and has been deeply cordial and very affectionate," he added, to remember some "precious details" with her.
"When I premiered my opera at the Teatro Real, I was very aware of how my rehearsals were going and, when he left because I had to sing in the Metropolitan, he sent from there a bouquet of spectacular white roses," he said, then remember how she He also gave one of his scores on another occasion.