Was Opera Conductor James Levine Gay? Wife Details and more unveiled in the article below.
James Levine was an American conductor and the Music Director for the “Met” (Metropolitan Opera) from 1976-2016. James learned violin from Walter Levin and learned piano at Marlboro Music School, Vermouth, and Aspen Music School.
Levine went to the Juilliard School of Music, New York City, and graduated in 1964. He shortly joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
Was Opera Conductor James Levine Gay?
James Levine never came out as gay in public.
Four men came out in public and accused James of sexual molestations when they were teenagers. These incidents took place between the 1960s to the 1990s, reports The Washington Post.
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Levine was fired from the Met in March 2018 because of sexual misconduct allegations over him.
James Levine Wife Details Unveiled
James Levine never revealed the name of his wife.
James Levine was born into a Jewish family, who were passionate about music. James’s grandfather was a composer and his father, Lawrence played the violin. Levine’s mother, Helen Goldstein Levine had a brief career as a Broadway actress. His brother, Tom was his business assistant and he looked after Levine’s schedules, meetings, and every detail of James’s life. Janet, his sister, is a marriage counselor.
Levine was born on June 23, 1943, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. His full name is James Lawrence Levine. It is unclear if Levine was married or had any partner and had children, as it is not mentioned on his Wikipedia page.
Levine’s Cause of Death Revealed
James Levine passed away on March 9, 2021, at his home in Palm Springs, California.
According to NPR, Dr. Len Horovitz confirmed the news, and the cause of James Levine’s death is revealed to be natural causes. But the news of Levine’s death was only reported on March 17. James passed away at the age of 77 years.
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Since 2006, Levine suffered from many health issues such as sciatica and Parkinson’s disease, and numerous surgeries throughout the years.