Domingo and Met part company

Plácido Domingo, who first sang at the Metropolitan Opera 51 years ago, has withdrawn from a production of Verdi’s “Macbeth” the day before its first performance, saying in a statement that his participation in the dress rehearsal was “my last performance on the Met stage.”

Domingo, who has faced a number of accusations of sexual harassment and an investigation by the Los Angeles Opera, where he is artistic director, “agreed to withdraw,” as a statement from the Met put it, after his appearance in “Macbeth” sparked “a growing outcry” among Met employees, The New York Times’ Michael Cooper reports: