Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The King's Consort?

After a triumph with Monteverdi's 1610 Vespro, Robert King is in trouble. And not the musical kind.

The 46-year-old conductor and founder of The King's Consort has been charged with five counts of indecent assault on men, one of whom was under 16 at the time. Pliable and The Guardian broke the story. None of the alleged incidents was less than twenty years ago. At the time of the alleged incidents, he would have been in his mid-20s.

My comment: either he was a somewhat flamboyant youth with bad boundaries or his growing international fame have led some people to attempt character assassination.


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