The New York Metropolitan Opera announced Monday that it has fired its conductor, 10-time Grammy award victor James Levine, after an investigation found "credible evidence" that he "engaged in sexually abusive" conduct toward artists.
But some questions arose early on about how the company had handled the case, including the fact that it began its investigation more than a year after Peter Gelb, its general manager, was first told that police in IL were investigating an accusation that Levine had sexually abused a teenage boy there in the 1980s.
After taking an nearly two-year health-related hiatus from conducting from 2011 to 2013, Levine retired as the Met's full-time Music Director following the 2015-16 season to become Music Director Emeritus.
Local help with complicated issuesThe Met says in a Monday statement that its investigation found Levine "engaged in sexually abusive and harassing conduct towards vulnerable artists in the early stages of their careers".
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The three-month investigation concludes a spectacular fall from grace for a musician often hailed as one of the top U.S. conductors of his generation.
Three months after multiple men accused James Levine of sexual assault, the Metropolitan Opera officially fired the conductor.
In its statement on Monday, the company said Cleary's investigation found that "any claims or rumors that members of the Met's management or its board of directors engaged in a cover-up of information relating to these issues are completely unsubstantiated".
Many of Levine's performances were televised by the Public Broadcasting Service, and singers rearranged their schedules to appear in his performances or even to audition for him. Levine served as music director at the Ravinia Festival, outside Chicago, from 1973 to 1993.
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Quoting former students, the newspaper said that Levine would pressure them to cut off ties with the outside world and pledge loyalty to him as he led meetings that involved everything from studying opera scenes to anonymous sex.
The man, who is now 48 and whose name has not been revealed, said the abuse continued for years and drove him to the brink of suicide.
The Met suspended Levine, 74, in December after several accusations of sexual misconduct stretching from the 1960s to 1980s.
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