Following a fall in which he damaged a vertebra, James Levine has withdrawn from the remainder of his Metropolitan Opera assignments this year.
Fabio Luisi, who recently upped sticks to New York, replaces him for all performances.
Elevated from Principal Guest Conductor to Principal Conductor, Luisi moves a step closer to the big prize. Levine remains as Music Director. For now.
Poor Maestro Levine has had the worst misfortunes. I pray he will have a remarkable recovery!
Duane M |
06 September 2011 at 08:34 PM
It's time Jimmy called it a day. The bizarre thing is that having the same music director for over 80 years simply can't be good for the artistic rejuvenation of any house...
Justin Chapman |
08 September 2011 at 07:47 AM
Eighty years??!! That's stretching the point a bit! It's 40 years since he made his debut with the Met but he didn't become Music Director until 1976 (Principal Conductor for the three years before that).
08 September 2011 at 01:28 PM
lol @ Lauren! Justin was posting in the middle of the night - obviously a typo!
Nikolaus Vogel |
08 September 2011 at 04:42 PM
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