After catching up with Lisette Oropesa, who I hadn't seen for months, I passed by Lincoln Center on my way to the subway. They were showing an HD-cast of DOCTOR ATOMIC projected on the Met's facade. The steps leading up from street level to Plaza are ablaze with lights. Welcoming greetings in several languages alternate with listings of coming events, and the names of Lincoln Center's constituent companies are periodically beamed forth.
And what of Lisette? After a super-busy Spring/Summer (ABDUCTION with Welsh National Opera, Nanetta in FALSTAFF at Bilbao, Fiorilla in Rossini's TURCO IN ITALIA at Dusseldorf, ABDUCTION at Tanglewood and Susanna in NOZZE DI FIGARO at Ravinia) she is at the Met having flying lessons for her appearances as Woglinde in the new staging of Wagner's RING Cycle.