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WOSU TV Airs PBS’s Met Broadcast of The Marriage of Figaro

Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart’s
Isabel Leonard as Cherubino and Marlis Petersen as Susanna in Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro" airing on “Great Performances at the Met.”
January 9, 2015

Friday, January 16th you can watch a broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of The Marriage of Figaro from your own living room, courtesy of WOSU TV.

The Return of James Levine

James Levine
September 26, 2013

James Levine, born 70 years ago in Cincinnati has been music director of the Metropolitan Opera for decades. He is recognized as one of the world’s great conducts.

James Levine Returns

James Levine, it's great to be back on Broadway!
October 12, 2012

Conductor James Levine emerges from medical leave to conduct again.

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

A set design for Parsifal by Michael Levine
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 [...]

Meet the 2011 Classical Music Hall of Fame Inductees

27, 2012

Above: 2011 American Classical Music Hall of Fame inductee cellist Gregor Piatigorsky plays “The Swan” from Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals. A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, an orchestra with more than 60 Grammy Awards to its credit and a founder of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center are among the 2011 American Classical Music Hall [...]

Post-Levine Era Slowly Unfolding at Met Orchestra

18, 2012

Is Italian Conductor the Heir to Levine’s Podium? Fabio Luisi has conducted most of the performances for ailing conductor James Levine.  While replacing Levine seems a daunting task, a recent performance featuring Renee Fleming indicates that the transition may be nearly seamless. What do you think?  Does the Met need a “name-brand” conductor? Read Luisi [...]

More Bad News About James Levine

James Levine Cancels All Performances Through the Fall of 2011.
September 6, 2011

James Levine cancels all performances for the fall of 2011.

UK Leaders Say Arts Are No Longer In The Core Curriculum

Tristan Cook
Young students from Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute receive instruction in Atherton, CA
17, 2011

Government leaders in UK say Arts are no longer core curriculum; Many musicians take music education into their own hands; and James Levine prepares to return to the Met podium

Celebrating The Marlboro Music Festival on Classical 101

view from hogback mountain in marlboro vermont
This year the Marlboro Festival celebrates 60 summers of music in the picturesque setting of Marlboro, Vermont
19, 2011

Classical 101 will present highlights of past Marlboro Music Festival performances as the 60th Anniversary of the annual event is taking place in Marlboro, Vermont.

New Book Praises Met Opera Maestro James Levine’s Deep Humanity

black-and-white photo of James Levine in conversation with opera director John Dexter
James Levine and opera director John Dexter.
July 1, 2011

“James Levine: 40 Years at The Metropolitan Opera” is a coffee table book as lavishly appointed as the Met’s productions.