The Met's general manager, Peter Gelb, said he briefed leaders on the opera company's board about the investigation and also spoke to Levine, who denied the allegations.
Opera waited year to act on accusation against conductor →
"Based on these new reports, the Met has made the decision to act now, while we await the results of the investigation," said Peter Gelb, Met General Manager. "This is a tragedy for anyone whose life has been affected."
James Levine, Metropolitan Opera's longtime conductor, suspended after sex abuse accusations →