CPR Statement On Met Opera’s Suspension Of James Levine
As you may have heard, the Metropolitan Opera has suspended its relationship with conductor and former music director James Levine. This is happening pending an investigation, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Levine.
Because of these allegations and the Metropolitan Opera suspension, Colorado Public Radio has decided to suspend broadcasts of any recordings conducted by James Levine.
The Met Opera on Sunday posted the following statement on its Facebook page:
We are suspending our relationship with James Levine, pending an investigation, following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct by Mr. Levine that took place from the 1960's to the 1980's, including the earlier part of his conducting career at the Met. Mr. Levine will not be involved in any Met activities, including conducting scheduled performances at the Met this season. "While we await the results of the investigation, based on these new news reports, the Met has made the decision to act now," said Peter Gelb, Met General Manager, whose actions are fully supported by the leadership of the Met Board and its Executive Committee. "This is a tragedy for anyone whose life has been affected."
For more details on this story, read NPR's coverage of the allegations and Levine's suspension.
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