MET OPERA: Conductor Suspended After Sexual Abuse Allegations

Allegations of sexual abuse have now spread to the world of opera. On Sunday, New York's Metropolitan Opera suspended conductor and former music director James Levine after three men said he sexually abused them decades ago when they were teenagers.

As a result of the allegations that date back as far as late '60s, the Met has hired an outside law firm to look into Levine's past and has suspended its 40-year relationship with the 74-year-old. And, his scheduled conducting engagements have been canceled.

Peter Gelb, the general manager of the Met, said, "While we await the results of the investigation, based on these new reports the Met has made the decision to act now. This is a tragedy for anyone whose life has been affected." 

(The New York Times)

 

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