NY Opera Suspends Conductor Over Sexual Abuse Allegations
His career’s hitting a low note. Conductor and music director James Levine has been suspended by New York City’s Metropolitan Opera over multiple allegations of sexual abuse. The opera company has also brought in lawyers to investigate claims made by three men, who all say Levine used his power to sexually coerce them decades ago when they were teenagers. The Met’s general manager said similar accusations have been made against Levine before. The conductor’s upcoming performances, including a production of Tosca scheduled for New Year’s Eve, have been canceled.