James Levine

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James Levine
Levine at the Met in 2013
James Lawrence Levine

(1943-06-23)June 23, 1943
DiedMarch 9, 2021(2021-03-09) (aged 77)
Occupation(s)Conductor, pianist
Years active1976–2018
Known forMusic director of the Metropolitan Opera
Fantasia 2000

James Lawrence Levine (/lɪˈvn/; June 23, 1943 – March 9, 2021)[1] was an American conductor and pianist. He was known for being music director of the Metropolitan Opera from 1976 until 2016. He was fired from the Met on March 12, 2018, over sexual misconduct allegations.[2] He also performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

In 1994, Levine was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.[3]

Levine died in his Palm Springs home on March 9, 2021 at the age of 77.[1] The cause was problems caused by Parkinson's disease.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tommasini, Anthony (2021-03-17). "James Levine, Former Met Opera Maestro, Is Dead at 77". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-03-17.
  2. Tilden, Imogen (March 13, 2018). "Conductor James Levine fired by New York's Metropolitan Opera". The Guardian. London. Retrieved March 13, 2018.
  3. Midgette, Anne (April 14, 2016). "Met Opera announces Levine's departure, long overdue". The Washington Post.
  4. "Conductor James Levine's Death Cause Confirmed by his Physician". US day News. 2021-03-17. Archived from the original on 2021-03-17. Retrieved 2021-03-17.