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James Levine’s Final Act
at the Met Ends in Disgrace

New York Times, by Michael Cooper

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 3/12/2018 5:32:41 PM

The Metropolitan Opera fired James Levine on Monday evening, ending its association with a conductor who defined the company for more than four decades after an investigation found what the Met called credible evidence that Mr. Levine had engaged in “sexually abusive and harassing conduct.” The investigation, which the Met opened in December after a report in The New York Times, found evidence of abuse and harassment “both before and during the period” when Mr. Levine worked at the Met, the company said in a statement. The Met did not release the specific findings of its investigation, which it said had included

No pun intended, but this could be a tragic opera in the world which James Levine performed. I love classical music and he is such a part of it today that even I can envision his face when just seeing his name. Sad day for opera lovers, but hopefully justice will be done.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/12/2018 5:48:21 PM     (No. 11569776)

I always loved his performances. I’ll wait for specifics, thanks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 3/12/2018 5:51:55 PM     (No. 11569783)

I grew up with the Texaco Opera on the Air Saturday afternoons. James Levine was a radio fixture with Milton Cross as the program host. That show was the foundation of my love of Opera.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: franq, 3/12/2018 5:57:53 PM     (No. 11569790)

If the glove don´t fit, you must acquit.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 3/12/2018 6:23:54 PM     (No. 11569814)

If he was black and seven feet tall and could hit from downtown no one would care.

Old white guys must die in disgrace......

....and their systems of logic and capitalism must die with them.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: volksford, 3/12/2018 6:43:08 PM     (No. 11569836)

That´s the way the ole baton bounces.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: curious1, 3/12/2018 6:43:18 PM     (No. 11569837)

Did they happen to mention any police reports / charges in their ´investigation´, or did they trail a dollar bill through NYC? Won´t give them the click.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ginadee, 3/12/2018 7:09:13 PM     (No. 11569871)

That´s a shame. People from all walks of life can and are driven to unspeakable acts. I don´t know if its true or not. Lets see how hard he fights this.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ramona, 3/12/2018 7:35:45 PM     (No. 11569914)

A very sad day for Levine, and sad for those who appreciated his contributions to MetOpera. I

am so very grateful for the live in HD performances from the Met - wish more were available each season. That said, there have been performances in the past that were ruined for me (not just in opera but also live theater) that were basically conscripted by the gay mafia. I´m not talking about an aside here or there but stories changed to include a prominent gay theme. If ridding the Met of Levine can lessen this influence, I say good. Not counting on it, though.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribald1, 3/12/2018 7:55:46 PM     (No. 11569935)

This can´t be true.
We all know that the connection of gays to pedophilia is just a slanderous lie.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 3/12/2018 8:52:11 PM     (No. 11569998)

“sexually abusive and harassing conduct.”

The Libertards and NAMBLA-tites sure know how to gloss over felony pedophilia and sexual assault.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: snakeoil, 3/13/2018 1:26:19 AM     (No. 11570193)

At age 74 with Parkinson´s disease his career was over anyway. I have many recording featuring him as conductor. A talent tainted with human frailty. Hope I won´t get in trouble for saying this but I knew when I saw Jimmy Levine in the 1970s he was that way. Same for Liberace. The only one who fooled me was Rock Hudson. Poor Levine is persona non grata but one of my local tv stations still plays the Cosby show.

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