Patricia Wulf Biography
Mezzo-soprano Patricia Wulf, now 61 and the only accuser willing to be identified, says the star never touched her but his constant pressing for sex “absolutely and most certainly … was sexual harassment.”
“I don’t know how it could have been shoved under the rug as long as it has been. It’s gone on long enough, it needs to stop.”
— Patricia Wulf is an accuser of sexual misconduct against Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera https://t.co/PRvPevQKaa pic.twitter.com/tGPJE0Yn3r
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) August 13, 2019
She has performed standard roles such as the Countess, Musetta, Papagena, The Second Lady, and Anne in the “Mother of Us All.” Switching to the higher mezzo-soprano roles, she incorporated ‘pants roles’ such as Cherubino, Siebel, and Nicklausse. At the Washington National Opera, she has sung alongside Placido Domingo multiple times in Don Carlo & Fedora with Mirella Freni. In addition to the WNO, she has performed with Opera Carolina, Summer Opera Theater, Baltimore Opera, Piedmont Opera Theatre, Indiana Opera, and Sarasota Opera as well as additional opera companies and symphonies.
In 1992 Patricia participated in the Spoleto Festival USA in an original piece as Saints in “Touch Me Not.” She was a Sarasota Opera Apprentice in 1990 where she covered ‘Mimi’, as a young artist.
Her solo mezzo concert career includes Mozart Requiem, and Haydn Harmoniemessa at the Kennedy Center in 2002, The Messiah – Georgetown Symphony Orchestra, Soloist with Washington Concert Opera, and at Leesburg Symphony Orchestra – mezzo soloist in Rossini’s Petite Messa Solennelle. She was the lead female in world premiere of Cornelius Coyote – a children’s Opera with Sarasota Opera and played Pauline in the Toy Shop in a 2-month tour of the state of Florida. Patricia has also held numerous solo recitals in the Leesburg, Winchester Virginia area to assist in raising money for Healthy Families, a non-profit foundation that supports unwed women and their children in completing a college education, according to Patricia Wulf’s bio on M Institute for the Arts.
Wulf received a Bachelor of Music degree from Catholic University in 1987 with a concentration in Vocal Performance and studied voice privately for 12 years in Washington D.C. and New York City.
If this #PatriciaWulf says “I couldn’t say no to #PlacidoDomingo because he was God”, it means exactly that: She didn’t say no. So don’t join the #MeToo witchhunt after 30 years out of frustration that offering sex to further your career couldn’t prevent your miserable failure.
— Fons Øtebrän (@Hefobundna) August 13, 2019
Patricia Wulf Age
She is 61 years old.
Patricia Wulf Husband
Wulf is married to her husband sculptor Richard Lew. The couple lives on a 33-acre farm in Virginia.
Patricia Wulf Children
Wulf and her husband have two children together. Their daughter is a medical student in Chicago while their son studies at Virginia Tech.
Patricia Wulf and Placido Domingo Sexual Harassment Allegations
Patricia Wulf says he propositioned in the wings before performances a number of times. She says when she turned him down & got away she was worried she’d ruined her career. Stuff your generalizations, that’s not OK behavior.
— Jean *He’s Not My Type 2020* (@sineadrousse) August 13, 2019
Eight singers and a dancer have alleged Placido Domingo sexually harassed them during encounters that took place over 30 years, starting in the late 1980s.
The women claim they were sexually harassed by the long-married, Spanish-born superstar in encounters at venues that included opera companies where he held top managerial positions.
One accuser said Domingo stuck his hand down her skirt while three others said he forced wet kisses on their lips – in a dressing room, a hotel room and at a lunch meeting.
Many of the allegations relate to the prolific conductor and singer’s time as director of both the Los Angeles and Washington Opera.
No. If someone accuses you of sexual harassment and does not prove it with conclusive evidence,,it is a serious injury. Then, until Patricia Wulf and all the others can’t support their accusations, they are the ones committing crimes.
— Raúl (@RaulRaful) August 13, 2019
In addition to the nine accusers, a half-dozen other women told Associated Press that suggestive overtures by Domingo made them uncomfortable, including one singer who said he repeatedly asked her out on dates after hiring her to sing at a series of concerts with him in the 1990s.
Almost three dozen women in virtually every possible role in the opera world including singers, dancers, orchestra musicians, members of backstage staff, voice teachers and an administrator, all say they witnessed inappropriate sexually tinged behavior by Domingo and that he pursued younger women with impunity.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Wulf Says Domingo Was Relentless in His Pursuits of Alleged Victims
- Wulf Is Married to Sculptor Richard Lew
- Wulf Sang as a Mezzo-Soprano
- Wulf Is Now a Real Estate Agent in Virginia
- Placido Domingo Has Been Married to His Wife Marta Ornelas Since 1962