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David Daniels — a much-celebrated artist in classical music — has been accused of drugging and raping Samuel Schultz, a young singer, in 2010. Schultz is also accusing Daniel’s then-boyfriend and now-husband, conductor Scott Walters. The accusation was first published on Wednesday in the New York Daily News.

Daniels, now 52, is a top singer in the world of opera; as a highly specialized countertenor, he has been in very high demand around the globe. In 2002, the New York Times called him “perhaps the best ever” singer of his vocal type; the same year, he gave what was billed as the first-ever solo countertenor recital at New York’s famed Carnegie Hall. With more than two dozen recordings to his name, Daniels appears at the world’s greatest opera and concert stages, including London’s Wigmore Hall, Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and, very frequently, at New York’s Metropolitan Opera — the house that is struggling after a string of sexual misconduct allegations were made public against its music director of 40 years, James Levine.

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In a 2013 profile, Daniels was praised on NPR’s Morning Edition in advance of the world premiere of an opera, Theodore Morrison’s Oscar, that was written expressly for Daniels and which was premiered at the Santa Fe Opera. He is currently a professor at the University of Michigan; he joined the faculty in 2015. After Schultz’ allegations were made public, the university announced late Wednesday afternoon that Daniels is taking a leave of absence.

Daniels and Walters were married by Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Washington, D.C. in 2014.

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