James Levine Suspended From Metropolitan Opera

By Francisco Salazar

The Metropolitan opera has suspended conductor James Levine after accusations of sexual misconduct.

In an interview General Manager Peter Gelb said, “while we await the results of the investigation, based on these news reports the Met has made the decision to act now. This is a tragedy for anyone whose life has been affected.”

Levine was scheduled to conduct the New Years Eve gala of “Tosca” with Sonya Yoncheva and Vittorio Grigolo as well as revivals of “Luisa Miller” and “Il Trovatore. »

The suspension comes after the New York Post released a story regarding sexual harrassment towards a 15 year old. The Met announced last night that it would begin an investigation and hired Robert Cleary through the Proskauer Rose firm to head an investigation into the allegations.

The Met also added that the allegations date back to the 1960s and continued until the 1980s.