Breaking news from the Met.
Maestro James Levine has bowed out of conducting for the remainder of the season (He had a few Ring Cycles on tap) and for the 2012-2013 season. He will be replaced with Fabio Luisi. Gosh that man works hard.
His cancellation is due to a fall he suffered over the summer while on vacation, causing problems to his spine. He underwent surgery and is currently in rehabilitation. I wish you a speedy, easy, and painless recovery Mr. Levine. More to follow as I find out more.