The Metropolitan Opera on Monday fired longtime conductor James Levine, citing "credible evidence" of "sexually abusive" conduct. Days later, another man told The Times that Levine had also abused him when he was in his 20s.
The Met says it has "terminated its relationship" with Levine, who retired in 2016 amid failing health but until the scandal had remained a frequent presence as a conductor.
The leading U.S. opera house had already suspended Levine in December after allegations first became public against him.
According to a statement issued by the Met, the investigation uncovered credible evidence that Levin had engaged in "sexually abusive and harassing conduct both before and during the period when he worked at the Met".
Until today's announcement, Levine had held the titles of music director emeritus and artist director of its vaunted young artist program for rising professionals.
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"In light of these findings, the Met concludes that it would be inappropriate and impossible for Mr. Levine to continue to work at the Met", it said in the statement.
The Met says claims its management or board had covered up information of Levine's conduct were unsubstantiated.
Levine was suspended by the Met in December pending the investigation. Many of his performances were televised by PBS, and singers rearranged their schedules to appear in his performances or even to audition for him.
He made the Met's orchestra into one of the finest in the world, led the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Munich Philharmonic and gained worldwide renown through recordings, telecasts and videos.
A leadership transition was already underway at the Met, following Levine's retirement as music director in 2016.
Levine started conducting from a chair in late 2001 and tremors in his left arm and leg became noticeable a few years later. He then suffered spinal stenosis, leading to surgeries in May and July 2011. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will take up the post of music director at the Met next season. Law enforcement officials said past year that they would not bring criminal charges against Levine, noting that while the state's age of consent is now 17 - and 18 in some cases - it was still 16 in 1986.