LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — The Los Angeles Opera announced that in the wake of the resignation of its longtime General Director Placido Domingo, the organization’s president, and CEO, Christopher Koelsch will assume his duties.
Last week, Domingo announced he was stepping down from his role at the opera as his ongoing involvement with the organization was compromised by the allegations leveled against him.
Domingo, who served General Director at the opera since 2003, is facing multiple allegations of sexual misconduct from more than 20 women, according to the Associated Press.
In a statement released on Monday, the LA Opera’s board of directors said they were consolidating the duties of General Director into Koelsch’s current role.
Koelsch has held various positions at LA Opera since 1997 and was appointed President and chief executive of the organization in 2012.