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Slow curtain

On this day in 2016, James Levine announced his retirement as Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera to become music director emeritus. 

On this day in 1883 Leo Delibes’ Lakmé premiered in Paris.

On this day in 1960 the Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical Bye Bye Birdie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre, to run 607 performances.