Friday, March 19, 2021

Longtime Met Opera Maestro James Levine Dead At 77

 James Levine, the legendary conductor of New York’s Metropolitan Opera who was ousted in disgrace over sexual abuse accusations, has died in California at the age of 77, his doctor said Wednesday.


Levine “died on March 9 in Palm Springs of natural causes,” his doctor Len Horovitz told AFP, confirming a report in The New York Times.

The Met Opera sacked its maestro of four decades in March 2018 after finding “credible evidence” that he sexually abused younger musicians.

Levine was one of the most prominent artists to see his career ended in the #MeToo era, first triggered by the furor over alleged abuse by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.


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