first_img NEW YORK — Yannick Nezet-Seguin conducts his first performance as the third music director in the Metropolitan Opera’s 135-year-old history when he mounts the podium of the financially challenged company Tuesday night in a new production of Verdi’s “La Traviata” by Tony-winning director Michael Mayer.Rafael Kubelik lasted six performances as the Met’s first music director in 1973, quitting after clashes over casting. James Levine started a 40-year reign in 1976 that lasted more than 2,300 performances. He was pushed out two years ago following a decade of declining health. He was fired from his emeritus role last March after allegations of sexual misconduct the Met found to be credible.The Met said in June 2016 that Nezet-Seguin would become music director for the 2020-21 season and moved up the timetable last February.Ronald Blum, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by Ronald Blum, The Associated Press Posted Dec 3, 2018 7:17 am PDTcenter_img Mighty Mouse has come to save the Metlast_img

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