Shocking allegations have arisen at Los Angeles Opera overnight. I first caught wind of this yesterday via Twitter, and then the video below popped up. Are illegal and/or unauthorized substances rampant at the company? If so, for how long? Countertenor Darryl Taylor, one of the singers at the center of the controversy, admits to his involvement before angrily declaring, “Don’t judge me!”
Footage includes blunt denials from Joshua Winograde, LA Opera’s Senior Director Artistic Planning, who tries to deflate the accusations before they expand further.
Watch and judge for yourself.