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, it was discovered before spreading to nearby tissues or blood vessels and no further treatment is going to be necessary.
Read more about Levine’s perfect timing.
Mr. Levine has had a tough couple of years, health-wise, but there are no plans to scale back on his performances which include a dozen programs in Boston, as well as the Met Opera season opening in late September.
We’ll keep an eye on this for you.
Suzanne Calvin, Assoc. Dir. of Marketing, The Dallas Opera