REVIEW: Quando le serre senza Placido: Philadelphia Orchestra’s Opening Night (for Parterre Box)

Audra McDonald (photo by Allison Michael Orenstein)

David Fox: Perhaps we should start with what the Philadelphia Orchestra’s opening night concert, for better or worse, was not: a gala evening starring Plácido Domingo. As has been documented here and elsewhere, the Philadelphians swiftly dropped Domingo after #MeToo revelations surfaced in August.The decision carries extra resonance, of course, because Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the music director of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Met.

Cameron Kelsall: Yes, and those organizations have handled the ensuing scandal in decidedly different ways. (The Met continues to drag its feet in dealing with the 78-year-old baritenor, who is still scheduled to sing the title role in Verdi’s Macbeth starting next week.)…

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