Turning the page with Yannick Nézet-Séguin, its first new music director since 1976, the Met is readying new works — and planning forays into its city.
The 45-ton set for Wagner’s sprawling masterpiece was noisy and glitch-prone in its last outing. So the Met has been working for months to fix it.
Seeking more ticket buyers, the company will add Sunday matinees and take a midwinter break in February.
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.