Saturday, September 18, 2010

Levine's back

After undergoing a 10-hour surgical procedure in April to correct spinal compression, James Levine is returning to his podiums at the Metropolitan Opera and Boston Symphony. Their institutional fingers are crossed as Levine is due to conduct two performances of Wagner's "Das Rheingold" at the Met and two of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony (No. 2) in Boston in the space of two days, Daniel J. Wakin reports in The New York Times: