Tag Archives: James Levine

When Pay Day Deserves to be in Caps

by Suzanne Calvin

Bloomberg¬†dug into¬†the Metropolitan Opera’s 2011 tax return and wrote up a piece claiming that Artistic Director James Levine saw a 39% increase in his paycheck that year, due “in part” to the success of the opera company’s HD screenings which have attracted audiences all around the globe. No mean feat for the Met or Maestro […]

Levine's Stomach Bug

by tdoadmin

In the midst of a live satellite radio broadcast of “Don Pasquale” from New York’s Metropolitan Opera last night, it was announced that conductor James Levine was “unable to continue” and would be replaced for the remainder of the performance by assistant conductor Joseph Colenari. After undergoing back surgery in 2009, the 67-year-old Levine returned, […]

Levine’s Stomach Bug

by Suzanne Calvin

In the midst of a live satellite radio broadcast of “Don Pasquale” from New York’s Metropolitan Opera last night, it was announced that conductor James Levine was “unable to continue” and would be replaced for the remainder of the performance by assistant conductor Joseph Colenari. After undergoing back surgery in 2009, the 67-year-old Levine returned, […]

James Levine’s Perfect Timing

by Suzanne Calvin

We all thought it rather suspicious that a medical team in New York would remove James Levine’s right kidney merely because of a cyst. Now, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (where Levine serves as Music Director in addition to his responsibilities at the Metropolitan Opera) has confirmed that a small cancerous growth had been found. Fortunately, […]

James Levine's Perfect Timing

by tdoadmin

We all thought it rather suspicious that a medical team in New York would remove James Levine’s right kidney merely because of a cyst. Now, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (where Levine serves as Music Director in addition to his responsibilities at the Metropolitan Opera) has confirmed that a small cancerous growth had been found. Fortunately, […]