A lawsuit filed on Friday details previously unreported accusations of harassment and abuse against Mr. Levine, the Met’s longtime conductor.
Mr. Levine, who was fired after accusations of sexual misconduct, claims that Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, had long wanted to force him out.
The lawsuit states that Mr. Levine denies the accusations of abuse. It paints his firing as a result of a longstanding plan to oust him from the Met.
The Metropolitan Opera is struggling on several fronts. But if it keeps presenting work on this level, all should be fine.
He will become the Met’s music director this fall and lead three operas next season, the company announced as it unveiled its 2018-19 season.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the company’s music director designate, brought his own strong take to Wagner’s profound, challenging and very long score.
The Met fired the director John Copley, 84, after he was accused of telling a chorister “I’m thinking of you in my bed with your clothes off.”
The documentary looks at the construction of the organization’s current Lincoln Center home.
The stakes were high and the cancellations many. What the Met delivered was fine singing in a traditional-looking, scrupulously inoffensive production.