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New York Met Opera's Music Director James Levine to Retire

James Levine, the music director at New York's Metropolitan Opera for 40 years, will retire this year for health reasons, the Met announced on Thursday. Levine, 72, will step down at the end of the current 2015-16 season in May and continue to work with the Met's young talent development program, the Met said in a statement. His successor was not named. Thursday's statement said that in recent years Levine had "struggled with the effects of Parkinson's disease,...

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