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Subject: Re: Daniels out of SFO Orlando
From: Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Frank Cadenhead <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 9 Nov 2018 05:52:21 -0500

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First, institutions just looked the other way (Levine, Weinstein, etc.) with 
disastrous results. Now are they moving too fast? There are two assault allegations 
against Daniels, both not investigated and denied by Daniels. Those "screen grab" 
kids on Grindr that get their stuff published as actual charges is absurd.
Second, in a Google search that lasted only a few seconds I learned that only TWO 
universities in the United States prohibit "intimate relations" between faculty and 
students (Rochester and Stanford).
Third, there is now a question about the reality of accusations. After a 10 month 
investigation, the Montreal Symphony's outside investigation of music director 
Dutoit was "inconclusive." Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer found complaints 
against Dutoit were found "credible" and would not publish details. Note that he 
conducted some 650 concerts with that orchestra since 1980. We can only wonder 
how the orchestra was hiding this problem, like Levine, for several decades. 
In the four months since Gatti was fired by the Concertgebouw, inquiries have 
found no similar complains from his eight years at the Orchestre National de 
France or his several years with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. For Dutoit there is 
a long list and maybe he should stay retired but Gatti is beginning to be asked 
back to some podiums. The problem for me is that somebody's career can be 
ended by unconfirmed charges by anyone in their past. Investigations were made 
by the institutions in private. Not anymore. 

Frank Cadenhead

On Thu, 8 Nov 2018 18:18:31 -0800, Kirsten Lee <[log in to unmask]> 
>Received the following email today. He was scheduled to sing Medoro in
>Handel's Orlando here next summer.
>San Francisco Opera announces today that it is removing countertenor David
>Daniels from the role of Medoro in the June 2019 presentation of Handel’s
>*Orlando*. The decision to part ways with Mr. Daniels, for business and
>professional reasons, was reached after considerable deliberation given the
>serious allegations of sexual assault, an on-going police investigation and
>a lawsuit filed against the American opera singer. While these situations
>remain under investigation, San Francisco Opera is unable to present the
>artist on the War Memorial Opera House stage.

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