“Caught in a wave of sex-abuse allegations, James Levine puts the existence of the Met Opera at risk”

SALON

“The Metropolitan Opera, the most esteemed and popular company of its sort in the United States, has suspended its long-standing, acclaimed conductor and music director James Levine after accusations of sexual abuse against him surfaced.

First made public in the pages of the New York Post, a police report filed in Lake Forest, Illinois in October of 2016 details an alleged pattern of sexual abuse by Levine, beginning in the 1980s against a boy who would have been under the legal age of consent at the time. Levine would have been in his early 40s.” MORE