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Metropolitan Opera of New York dismisses controversial former conductor Levine

49f90f1b1e4654c05c5d497364860364 - Metropolitan Opera of New York dismisses controversial former conductor Levine

The Metropolitan Opera in New York has old-conductor James Levine (74) dismissed after allegations of sexual harassment. The orchestra announced that, after investigation, evidence was obtained of harassment by Levine, that in december, the company was suspended.

Levine was already retired as a conductor, but was still active as artistic director of a program for young musicians.

In december it was announced that the world famous operadirigent for many years, a minor boy might have been abused. Later, more allegations of sexual harassment between 1960 and 1980.

The maestro was forty years associated with the Metropolitan Opera, where he 2500 performances conducted.

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