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James Levine was born on June 23, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA as James Lawrence Levine. He is known for his work on Fantasia 2000 (1999), The Metropolitan Opera Presents (1977) and Turandot (1987). See full bio »

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Known For

Fantasia 2000
Fantasia 2000 Music Department
The Metropolitan Opera Presents
Turandot Music Department
Carmen Music Department


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  The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (conductor - 18 episodes, 2006 - 2015) (music director - 9 episodes, 2006 - 2009) (musical director - 1 episode, 2007)
- Wagner: Tannhäuser (2015) ... (conductor)
- Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg (2014) ... (conductor)
- Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro (2014) ... (conductor)
- Mozart: Così fan tutte (2014) ... (conductor)
- Verdi: Falstaff (2013) ... (conductor)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (music director - 1 episode, 2007) (conductor - 1 episode, 1981)
- Great Performances at the Met: Viewer's Choice (2007) ... (music director: Metropolitan Opera Association)
- La clemenza di Tito (1981) ... (conductor)
  The Metropolitan Opera Presents (TV Series) (conductor - 42 episodes, 1977 - 2003) (music director - 1 episode, 1981)
- Ariadne auf Naxos (2003) ... (conductor)
- Wozzeck (2001) ... (conductor)
- Le nozze di Figaro (1998) ... (conductor)
- La Cenerentola (1997) ... (conductor)
- Carmen (1997) ... (conductor)
 2002 Fidelio (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2002 Nabucco (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2001 Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (TV Movie) (conductor)
 2000 Don Giovanni (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1999 Tristan und Isolde (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1999 Fantasia 2000 (conductor)
 1998 Three Tenors '98 World Cup Paris (TV Special) (conductor)
 1997 Verdi's Requiem (TV Special) (conductor)
 1997 Fedora (TV Movie) (music director: The Metropolitan Opera)
 1996 Andrea Chénier (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1996 La forza del destino (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1994 Elektra (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1993 Parsifal (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1992 The Ghosts of Versailles (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1991/I Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1991 L'elisir d'amore (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1991 Un ballo in maschera (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1990 Das Rheingold (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1990 Die Walküre (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1990 Götterdämmerung (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1990 Siegfried (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1987 Turandot (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1987 Carmen (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1986 Lohengrin (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1984 Gala of Stars 1984 (TV Movie) (musical director)
 1983 The Metropolitan Opera: Centennial Gala (TV Special) (music director: The Metropolitan Opera)
 1983 Domingo/Milnes Met Gala Concert (TV Special) (conductor)
 1982 La traviata (conductor: and music director)
 1982 Die Zauberflöte (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1982 Domingo/Troyanos Met Gala Concert (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1981 Hommage à Seville (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1980 Don Carlo (TV Movie) (conductor)
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Mr. Levine made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 1971, becoming Principal Conductor in 1973, Music Director in 1976, and Artistic Director (the first in the Company's history) in 1986. See more »



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