Opportunity Is Waiting at the Opera As Maestro Recovers From a Fall

levine_small.jpgBY GEORGE LOOMIS [NY Sun, 13 March 2006]
It’s a case of arts imitating sports: Conductor James Levine will undergo surgery for a torn rotator cuff, an injury that will sideline him for the remainder of the Metropolitan Opera season. And just as when a star ball player lands on the injured list, the pressing question is: Who can step in?