NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine's breach of contract and defamation lawsuit against the Metropolitan Opera has been settled.
A lawyer for Levine and the company made the announcement...
NEW YORK (AP) — Records show conductor James Levine's company received $936,755 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director...
Met Opera ticket sales improve slightly off 2015-16 low
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera's percentage of box office revenue rose slightly this season, giving general manager Peter Gelb hope the company's finances have rebounded.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine against the company last year.
Mighty Mouse has come to save the Met
NEW YORK (AP) — Mighty Mouse has come to save the Met.
Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts his first performance as just the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera's 135-year-old history when he mounts the podium of the financially challenged company Tuesday night in a new production of Verdi's "La Traviata" by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer.
Met says it has evidence Levine abused or harassed 7 people
NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera said in court documents Friday that it found credible evidence that conductor James Levine engaged in sexually abusive or harassing conduct with seven people that included inappropriate touching and demands for sex acts over a 25-year period.
NEW YORK (AP) — Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine were withdrawn from the company's Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company's history.
Levine, the company's leading force as music or artistic director from 1976-2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Leaders of New York's public university system have revoked Bill Cosby's honorary degree, saying his conduct offends "human decency."
Cosby received the doctorate of humane letters in 2000 from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo
For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?
They admire the women speaking out about traumatic experiences as assault and harassment victims, while wondering whether men with similar scars will ever receive a comparable level of public empathy and understanding.
Conductor Levine, ousted after sex abuse inquiry, sues Met
NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor James Levine sued the Metropolitan Opera on Thursday after a sexual misconduct investigation sank his storied career, saying the renowned company exploited baseless allegations to tarnish him and then fired him without so much as a phone call.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on conductor James Levine's suit against the Metropolitan Opera (all times local):
The Metropolitan Opera's lawyer says conductor James Levine's (luh-VYNEZ) lawsuit over his firing is "riddled with untruths."
Attorney Bettina "Betsy" Plevan said in a statement on Thursday there's "no basis" for Levine's claims that the renowned opera company used groundless sexual misconduct allegations to accomplish a longtime goal of forcing him out.
Levine fired by Met after it finds evidence of sexual abuse
NEW YORK (AP) — James Levine, whose 46-year career at the Metropolitan Opera established him as a towering figure in classical music, was fired by the company on Monday after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.
Nezet-Seguin becomes Met Opera’s music director next season
NEW YORK (AP) — Yannick Nezet-Seguin will become the Metropolitan Opera's music director next season, two years earlier than planned, providing a leader to an orchestra fighting drift and defections for more than a decade.
Nezet-Seguin's appointment was announced in June 2016, two months after Parkinson's disease caused the end of James Levine's 40-year run. The company announced Nezet-Seguin would start a five-year contract in 2020-21 after three seasons as music director designate.
NY opera fires stage director for ‘inappropriate behavior’
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera said Thursday that it had fired world-renowned British stage director John Copley for what the company called "inappropriate behavior" during a rehearsal.
The 84-year-old Copley was let go two months after the Met suspended its music director emeritus, James Levine, pending an investigation into sexual abuse allegations against him.
Prosecutors: No charges against conductor James Levine
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors investigating alleged sexual abuse dating back to the 1980s against James Levine said Friday they won't pursue charges against the longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor, citing state law at the time, challenges in compiling evidence and other factors.
The Latest: Prosecutors say no charges against Levine
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against James Levine (all times local):
Illinois prosecutors say they've investigated a sexual abuse allegation against longtime Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine and concluded "no criminal charges can be brought."
A Lake County state's attorney's office statement Friday says multiple factors, including "the relevant age of consent in Illinois at the time of the alleged incidents," led to the decision.
4th person accuses conductor James Levine of misconduct
NEW YORK (AP) — A fourth person is accusing acclaimed Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine of sexual misconduct.
Violinist Albin Ifsich told The New York Times that the abuse happened in 1968 when he was a 20-year-old student at Michigan's Meadow Brook School of Music, where Levine was on the faculty.
He said Levine exposed himself and engaged in masturbation.
Opera waited year to act on accusation against conductor
NEW YORK (AP) — A big question remains after renowned conductor James Levine was suspended from the Metropolitan Opera amid accusations of sexual abuse: Why did it take so long for the company to act after it was informed by police that he had been accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy?
The Met was in crisis mode Monday after The New York Times published interviews with three men who said that Levine, 74, had sexually abused them when they were teenagers.
The Latest: Ravinia Festival cuts ties with James Levine
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against renowned Metropolitan Opera conductor James Levine (all times local):
The Ravinia Festival has cut all ties with famed conductor James Levine amid allegations of sexual misconduct that prompted the Metropolitan Opera to suspend him.
Ravinia Music Festival cuts ties with conductor James Levine
CHICAGO (AP) — The Ravinia Festival has cut all ties with famed conductor James Levine amid the allegations of sexual abuse that prompted the Metropolitan Opera to suspend him.
Met opera suspends conductor after sex abuse accusations
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera on Sunday said it was suspending its relationship with longtime conductor James Levine pending an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
"Mr. Levine will not be involved in any Met activities, including conducting scheduled performances at the Met this season," the Met said in a statement.
Met opera to probe misconduct charges against conductor
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Opera said Saturday it will open an investigation into allegations that its longtime conductor, James Levine, sexually abused a man three decades ago beginning when the man was a teenager.
Levine's accuser, now middle-aged, contacted the police department in Lake Forest, Illinois, in October of 2016 to report that he'd had sexual contact with the conductor when he was under age 18.
High-profile Met debut for Golda Schultz
NEW YORK (AP) — Some young singers make their Metropolitan Opera debuts in low-profile fashion, perhaps joining the company in a minor role or slipping into the second cast of a routine revival. Not Golda Schultz.
Andris Nelsons follows wife out of Met Opera’s ‘Tosca’
NEW YORK (AP) — Conductor Andris Nelsons has followed his wife in departing from the Metropolitan Opera's winter production of Puccini's "Tosca."
The Met said Monday that Nelsons will be replaced on the podium by Met music director emeritus James Levine.
Nelsons, music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is married to soprano Kristine Opolais, who was to have sung the title role.