In this outtake from James Levine: America’s Maestro, Levine instructs Ed Parks on how to be an Italian operatic Figaro, teaching him how to make the music his own.
Watch Layla Claire and Paul Appleby perform in the Lindemann Young Artists production of The Bartered Bride, conducted by James Levine, and talk about the experience working with Maestro. This clip is an outtake from James Levine: America’s Maestro.
Over the course of his four decades with the Met, Levine has elevated the quality of the orchestra, chorus, and ensemble to the highest level in the company’s history. Here are just a few of the highlights of his unparalleled Met career.
This essay was originally published on the American Masters Web site in conjunction with a rebroadcast of the 1986 documentary James Levine: A Life in Music produced and directed by Peter Weinberg. “I sometimes say that music chose me because I can’t remember my life without it . . . I feel music gave me […]
In this clip from James Levine: America’s Maestro, watch Maestro Levine rehearse with and give advice to the young artist Layla Claire in List Hall. James Levine: America’s Maestro premieres Wednesday June 1st, 2011 at 8 p.m. (check local listings).
Exploring the conductor’s life and current work, the one-hour documentary film captures the essence of one of classical music’s authentic giants. Looking back at creative milestones since his 1971 Met debut at the age of 28, the film reveals how Levine’s unparalleled musicianship and singular teaching and performance styles make his relationship with the company unique in today’s music world.
Plácido Domingo is one of the most loved and listened to opera singers of the 20th- century. He was born in 1941, into a musical family in the Barrio de Salamanca section of Madrid. His parents were both singers, and when he was five they moved to Mexico with a travelLing musical company. Within a […]