New York’s Metropolitan Opera said on Monday that it had fired its longtime conductor and musical director James Levine.
How should those who distribute and consume art deal with the artistic legacy of someone accused of sexual harassment and assault?
The accusations go back to 1968, when according to Chris Brown, Levine abused him at a music school. Brown was 17; Levine 25.
Levine is accused of molesting an Illinois teenager for several years beginning in the mid-1980s.
The Metropolitan Opera has reported that music director James Levine will be retiring. Benjamin Ivry considers some possible successors, including Jewish maestros Emmanuel Krivine and Ivan Fischer.
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James Levine will withdraw from all performances at the Metropolitan Opera for the rest of the year following a fall while on vacation in Vermont, the New York Times reports. The noted conductor suffered a damaged vertebra and underwent emergency surgery on Thurday.