James Levine

Continuous health problems bring more cancellations for conductor James Levine (72). He cancelled in Philadelphia, and the Met in New York isn’t sure about him being at the podium for next performances. He suffers from a benign, yet progressive form of Parkinson’s, and for the Metropolitan, the decision about replacing him, is more than important, says the New York Times, invoking the opera house’s difficult financial situation.

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