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Seiji Ozawa and Arthur Fielder, aboard a train during Tanglewood on Parade, 1975.

Read 75 Years Of Tanglewood In Pictures

July 2, 2012 – A treasure trove of archival photos from the beloved Berkshires festival.

In a production of Verdi's opera Rigoletto at the Sydney Opera House, the title character (baritone Jonathan Summers) reels at the discovery of his dead daughter.

Read How Verdi, Wagner and Puccini Got Their Grooves

April 11, 2012 – Hear why these three composers are still superstars in opera houses worldwide.

Milan's La Scala on opening night: December 7, 2011.

Read Around The Classical Internet: December 9, 2011

December 9, 2011 – Levine withdraws, instruments made of ice and a fiery response to a frosty first date.

 From stratospheric coloraturas to jet-powered Wagnerians, learn to love our highest-flying singers.

Read Talk Like An Opera Geek: Sizing Up Sopranos

November 9, 2011 – From stratospheric coloraturas to jet-powered Wagnerians, learn to love our highest-flying singers.

Conductor James Levine rehearses the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007.

Read Around The Classical Internet: September 9, 2011

September 9, 2011 – A new era at the Met, a death in Italy and Chinese lessons in Beijing.

Conductor James Levine, early in his career.

Read The Official James Levine Puzzler

June 2, 2011 – Celebrate the famed (and beleaguered) conductor's 40 years at the Met with this interactive puzzler.

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Read Around The Classical Internet: May 6, 2011

May 6, 2011 – New woes for Levine, a foray into Gaza, and one very expensive violin: the classical news.

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Listen James Levine: The Fresh Air Interview

May 4, 2011 – The maestro reflects on his 40-year tenure with the Metropolitan Opera.


James Levine's health issues forced him to resign from the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Watch James Levine Leaves The Boston Symphony Orchestra

March 3, 2011 – BSO managing director Mark Volpe explains why the brilliant music director is stepping down.

Levine at 40

Listen Celebrating James Levine's 40 Years At The Met

February 1, 2011 – A new box set of James Levine's live performances conducting at the Met proves how vital he is.


Read Hitting The Sweet Spot: Best Classical Of 2009 WGBH

December 18, 2009 – Hear today's top classical musicians revisit the music they know and love best. WGBH

Listen Going Out On A Glissando: BSO Harpist Retires WBUR

October 1, 2009 – For 40 years, harpist Ann Hobson Pilot has given the Boston Symphony an angelic sound. WBUR


Read Soprano Hildegard Behrens Dies At 72

August 19, 2009 – Hear the dramatic soprano sing her signature roles of Salome and Brunnhilde.

Listen City By City, A Night At The Symphony

June 11, 2009 – Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews new live recordings from orchestras across the U.S.


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