Marta Domingo Biography
Marta Domingo (née Ornelas) is a Mexican opera soprano, stage director and designer. She is the wife of Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo, who has been accused of sexual harassment.
Marta Domingo Age
Marta is 84 years old, she was born in 1935 in Veracruz, Mexico.
Marta Domingo Husband – Plácido Domingo Spouse
Marta is married to Plácido Domingo who is a multiple Grammy award-winning opera singer, he is also a prolific conductor and the director of the Los Angeles Opera.
Plácido Domingo Sexual Harassment
On August 13, 2019, the Associated Press reported that nine women, eight fellow singers, and one dancer, are accusing Domingo of inappropriate behavior. The women allege that Domingo sexually harassed them while offering them jobs in encounters that took place over three decades beginning in the late 1980s, at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.
One of the accusers alleges that Domingo stuck his hand down her skirt and three others said he forced wet kisses on their lips — in a dressing room, a hotel room and at a lunch meeting.
Other than the nine accusers AP reported that a half-dozen other women said that suggestive overtures by Domingo made them uncomfortable, including one singer who said he repeatedly asked her out on dates after hiring her to sing a series of concerts with him in the 1990s.
The AP also reported that they spoke to almost three dozen other singers, dancers, orchestra musicians, members of backstage staff, voice teachers and an administrator who said they witnessed inappropriate sexually tinged behavior by Domingo and that he pursued younger women with impunity.
Domingo in a statement claimed that the allegations were ‘deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate.’;
“The allegations from these unnamed individuals dating back as many as thirty years are deeply troubling, and as presented, inaccurate. Still, it is painful to hear that I may have upset anyone or made them feel uncomfortable — no matter how long ago and despite my best intentions. I believed that all of my interactions and relationships were always welcomed and consensual.
People who know me or who have worked with me know that I am not someone who would intentionally harm, offend, or embarrass anyone. However, I recognize that the rules and standards by which we are — and should be — measured against today are very different than they were in the past. I am blessed and privileged to have had a more than 50-year career in opera and will hold myself to the highest standards.”
Marta Domingo Children
Marta together with her husband have two children together; Plácido Domingo Jr. and Alvaro Maurizio Domingo. Plácido Domingo Jr. is a singer, songwriter and record producer, he has written songs for many singers including Michael Bolton, Sarah Brightman, Diana Ross among others.
Marta Domingo Opera
Marta began her career as am opera soprano for Opera Belles Artes in Mexico City. She later joined the Israel National Opera in Israel, where she was a lead soprano for two and a half years. During that period, she had leading roles in Così fan Tutte, The Barber of Seville, Die Fledermaus, Carmen, Faust, Eugene Onegin, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, La bohème, and Pagliacci.
She retired from opera to raise her children but she returned to opera as a director and designer. In 1991 she directed Samson et Dalila for the Teatro de la Ópera in Puerto Rico. In 1992 she directed Tosca at La Maestranza Theater in Seville, Spain. In 1993 she directed Rigoletto for the Los Angeles Opera in Los Angeles, California.
In 1994 she returned to Puerto Rico where she directed The Barber of Seville. In 1995 she was the director for La Rondine for the Oper der Stadt Bonn in Bonn, it was also presented by The Washington Opera in Washington, D.C. in the 1997-1998 season, and shown on the PBS television channel.
In 1998 she directed La Traviata at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Belgium, and it was also given at the Los Angeles Opera in the 1998-1999 season. That same season, she also directed Sly, an opera by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, for The Washington Opera, a production which was also presented by the Metropolitan Opera in New York City four years later, in 2002.
She was also the stage director of The Tales of Hoffmann at the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, Russia in 2010. She later directed it for The Washington Opera.