German opera singer goes on trial for rape at premiere partymain
A chorus singer at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe has gone on trial accused of raping a male colleague in January 2019. The attack is alleged to have taken place in a dressing room during a first-night party.
The defendant, 56, denied all charges.
‘I have nothing to report, neither as a witness nor as a perpetrator,’ he said. He admitted to being drunk that night, after consuming two and a half beers and a rum.
The trial continues.