Cher Public

Serial amuser

UPDATE: According to La Cieca’s spy, disgraced former Met music director James Levine is again in attendance at New York City Opera’s Brokeback Mountain tonight. Read more »

Suit yourself

La Cieca just received a package of pdf files the sender says is a copy of James Levine‘s lawsuit against the Met, including exhibits which offer details of Levine’s compensation, defined duties and such at the Met over the course of more than a decade. A .zip file of these documents may be downloaded after the jump. Read more »

“But what about black heel marks?”

For those of you who were still wondering whether James Levine is a dangerous sociopath or just a clueless idiot, you now have your answer. James Levine is both a floor wax and a dessert topping!

Endgame

The Metropolitan Opera fired James Levine this evening.

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Annalepsis

James Levine has quietly been slotted into the spring reprise of the Met’s new Tosca.

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And in the ‘how’

Our selected Rosenkavalier video overview closes out the 20th-century selections, crosses the millennial mark, and includes the first of our performances to depart from the opera’s prescribed 18th-century setting.

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Levine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

“How many years can you ask your subscribers to see the same production?”

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Climbing Up the Ass II: The Climbening

Incoming Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin lavishes praise on former Met Music Director James Levine for actually doing his job, for once.

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