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Levine to resume full Met schedule next season

February 12, 2014 • Entertainment


FILE – This May 19, 2013 file photo shows Metropolitan Opera Music Director James Levine leading the MET Orchestra in a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Levine will resume a full schedule of six stagings at the Metropolitan Opera next season, conducting on opening night for the first time since 2010 following his recovery from a back injury that caused a two-year layoff. (AP Photo/Metropolitan Opera, Marty Sohl, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — James Levine will resume a full schedule of six productions at the Metropolitan Opera next season, conducting on opening night for the first time since 2010 following his recovery from a back injury that caused a two-year layoff.

The 70-year-old, who has been the chief musical force at the Met since 1973, was sidelined for more than two years after a fall that left him partially paralyzed. He came back last May to conduct the Met orchestra in concert at Carnegie Hall and returned to the opera house podium in September to start an abbreviated schedule of 24 performances of three operas this season.

He will lead 38 performances in the 2014-15 season announced Wednesday, starting with a new staging of Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro)” on Sept. 22 in his 32nd Login to read more

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