I’m back at the Met preparing for our 2014-15 season; there are some looming labor issues you may have heard about, but I am hopeful that we’ll work everything out with management without putting the season in jeopardy.
On a lighter note, one of the new productions we are opening this season is John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer, which has never been performed at the Met. I am excited about this one for a few reasons, one of which is that I became a huge fan of Mr. Adams’ music while working at New York City Ballet (he is a frequent collaborator of the Balletmaster-in-Chief, Peter Martins). Another reason is that Jean Kalman’s lighting design prominently features this contraption, creating an intense sun behind an RP drop. The things we can do here are pretty amazing.