CoreComm Internet

Features

Make this your home page

Levine's company received $936K from Met in final season

The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) Records show conductor James Levine's company received more than $930,000 from the Metropolitan Opera in his 47th and final season, a tenure cut short when he was fired as music director emeritus after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.

The payments to Phramus were disclosed Wednesday when the Met released its tax return for the year ending last July 31. The payments to Phramus were in the calendar year 2017.

Levine, who turns 76 next month, made his Met debut in 1971 was music or artistic director from 1976-2016, then became its music director emeritus after the 2016-17 season. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Phramus received $1,827,615 from the Met in the calendar year 2016 and $1,543,119 in 2017.

He was suspended in December 2017 and fired the following March.

----------
Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

CoreComm is not responsible for content on external sites. Please review the privacy and security policies of each vendor before making online purchases or providing personal information. Forecast Information Provided by Weather Underground