The Junta de Extremadura has decided to reject the performance of the Madrid tenor and baritone Plácido Domingo at the Roman Theater in Mérida on September 25, and has withdrawn the accompaniment that the Extremadura Orchestra was going to give him.
The regional government, meeting this Saturday by videoconference to study the rejection of the courts to the curfew in three localities, has taken the opportunity to demonstrate against the actions of Domingo.
He has announced his decision that the Extremadura Orchestra Foundation “will not perform at the concert announced for September 25 at the Stone & Music Festival at the Roman Theater in Mérida in which the tenor and baritone Plácido Domingo will perform.”
The Junta de Extremadura, adds in the statement, “expresses its rejection of the performance of Plácido Domingo within the programming of said Festival.”
Likewise, “the Governing Council of the Junta de Extremadura has decided that from this moment on, the programming of any concert, festival or event that is sponsored by the regional Administration, must be approved prior to the concession. of said sponsorship “.
The promoters of the Stone & Music Festival, which has public aid from Extremadura, had announced that the tenor and baritone would close it on September 25, as a result of the protest of Irene de Miguel, regional coordinator of United We Can.
As you can read in his tweet, he described the support with public money for the hiring of a person “denounced by numerous women as a sexual harasser” as embarrassing and regrettable, and he wondered about the feminist commitment of the Extremaduran PSOE:
I find it embarrassing and regrettable that @Junta_Ex finance the festival with public money @STONEandMUSIC which he decides to close with a person denounced by numerous women as a sexual harasser. This is the feminist commitment of the @psoeex ? https://t.co/fcMPDmnKf7
– Irene de Miguel (@Irenirima) July 16, 2021