La Repubblica reports that Placido Domingo’s name has been mentioned a police investigation into alleged corruption between a Swiss-Italian agency and the former sovrintendente of the Teatro Regio di Torino, William Graziosi.
It is alleged that, under Graziosi’s regime, the agency of Alessandro Ariosi tripled its commissions from 200,000 to 700,000 euros. Ariosi had helped Graziosi at his previous opera post in Kazakhstan. He is said to have profited from many engagements of Placido Domingo, who has pride of place on Ariosi’s website for ‘special collaboration’. He has also worked closely with Cecilia Gasdia at the Arena di Verona.
The investigation, which is at an early stage, continues.