The North American branch of the Elgar Society is holding its annual conference in Madison, Wis., March 16 – 19 . Opera America Announces Grant Awards to 8 Female Composers. NPR Music . New Injury Forces James Levine To Cancel Fall Performances. Levine revived Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, and Der fliegende Holländer, and he began a Mozart cycle which added Idomeneo and La Clemenza di Tito to the Met's Mozart repertoire. The Met Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of James Levine’s Company Debut with James Levine: Celebrating 40 Years at the Met: a Box Set of 21 DVDs featuring 11 complete operas plus highlights from historic concerts from the longtime Music Director’s record-breaking career with the company. He is also scheduled to conduct concerts with the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on January 15 and May 20. James Levine is suing the Metropolitan Opera for breach of contract and defamation. Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Still Keeps Music Detectives Busy. James Levine is discussed in both The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London, 1980) and Baker's Biographical Dictionary, 6th edition (1978). James Levine (© Marty Sohl) Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine has withdrawn from conducting performances this fall, as he is having back surgery this week to … Further Reading on James Levine. Opera Wire. Encyclopedia of World Biography. Levine, who made his Met debut on June 5, 1971 conducting Tosca, celebrated his 40 th anniversary … James Levine had several injuries that occurred from a fall, and this was the beginning of his health problems. The cast included Teresa Stratas as Jenny, Astrid Varnay as Begbick, Richard Cassilly as Jimmy, Cornell MacNeil as Moses, Ragnar Ulfung as Fatty and Paul Plishka as Joe. Contracted for eight and a half weeks in the fall of 1968, he was to have sung eight ... (pictured below) and the supporting part of the Italian Tenor in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Pavarotti’s repertory at the Met was confined to the Italian Romantic repertory, from Bellini to Puccini. Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (German: Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) ... Mahagonny debuted at the Metropolitan Opera in a John Dexter production conducted by James Levine. Fabio Luisi Is Named Met Principal Conductor; Will Lead New Production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Initial Performances of Wagner’s Siegfried. The conductor's style is dealt with in "James Levine on Verdi and Mozart" by B. Jacobson (adapted from the book Conductors on Conducting), in HiFi/Mus Am (December 1978). New Injury Forces James Levine To Cancel Fall Performances Fabio Luisi Is Named Met Principal Conductor; Will Lead ... Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen between April 7 and May 12.