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Are the Met’s Finances as Rosy as They Seem?

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A set design for Parsifal by Michael Levine
6:00AM
June
22, 2012

James Levine, whose physical problems are legion, was forced to withdraw from conducting the Metropolitan Opera in September of last year.  At this point, no one expects him to be able to conduct until late 2013. The question is…what now? According to the Met’s 2010- 2011 tax return, the Metropolitan Opera’s Music Director, earned $2.1 [...]