The Metropolitan Opera Guild Presents: Met Legends: JAMES LEVINE - September 15th

Maestro James Levine, Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is the subject of the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s first public event of the new season. “Met Legends: James Levine” takes place at New York ’s Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:30pm. The “Maestro of the Met” himself will be the guest of honor, on stage with the Guild’s Paul Gruber to watch rare video clips and to discuss his life and unrivaled career. Exclusive video footage will be shown, including a new video biography of the Maestro that incorporates rare footage of the young James Levine with his family.
Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City

Program tickets:
$45 for Guild members and Met patrons
$75 for others
$150 (members and nonmembers) for priority seating followed by artist’s reception with champagne and dessert

For more information and to order tickets by phone, call (212) 769-7009.

“Met Legends – James Levine” is only the first of four major public Guild events planned throughout the season and honoring prominent figures in the world of opera (Opera News Awards (Nov 19); The Met Mastersingers: Renée Fleming (Feb 3); 75th Annual Luncheon, honoring Frederica von Stade (Apr 20). A reception for Guild Young Associates takes place at the Met on September 10, with cocktails and performances by the members of the Met’s Lindemann Young Artists program; and the always-informative Lectures series starts on September 13, with a Master Class led by soprano Martina Arroyo from 4pm to 6pm. The distinguished soprano digs into the nitty-gritty of high-note heroines during this appearance. Like most of the Guild’s lectures, this one takes place in the Metropolitan Opera Guild Opera Learning Center on the 6th floor of the Samuel B. & David Rose building at Lincoln Center. Ms. Arroyo’s class is part of the Fall Master Class package, and those interested can save by buying tickets to the whole series. Additional classes are:

  • Sunday, October 11: Character Crafting – led by Stephen Wadsworth
  • Sunday, November 8: Puccini’s Men – led by Ira Siff
  • Sunday, December 6: Spinning Strauss – led by Jane Marsh

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