Feb 15, 2018
By Michael Kramer
Nezet-Seguin will become the Met’s music director next season – two years earlier than planned – and will become leader to an orchestra fighting defections and drift – for more than a decade.
The Canadian’s appointment was announced in June 2016 – two months after Parkinson’s disease caused the end of James Levine’s 40-year run.
Levine became music director emeritus – but was suspended in December – following multiple allegations of sexual harassment from the 1960s to the 1980s.
Nezet-Seguin will conduct 17 performances next season and three operas in 2019-20. Then he’ll be at the helm of least five each season starting in 2020-21.