Levine’s recordings withdrawn from Met Opera radio channel

NEW YORK — Performances by former Metropolitan Opera music director James Levine have been withdrawn from the company’s Sirius XM satellite and online radio channel, a large percentage of the company’s history.

Levine, the company’s leading force as music or artistic director from 1976 to 2016, was fired as music director emeritus on March 12 after an investigation found evidence of sexual abuse and harassment.

He conducted 2,552 performances from 1971 through Dec. 2, the day accounts first appeared in the New York Post and The New York Times of sexual misconduct dating to the 1960s. He was suspended by the company the following day pending the Met’s investigation.

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