After five days on the road I am in the subway to Chicago's O'Hare Airport. It was a good trip with a lot of interesting meetings and great performances, full of inspiration and new references for my work at the COC. Yesterday's Ballo in maschera at Chicago Lyric Opera with Sondra Radvanovsky, Stephanie Blythe, Frank Lopardo and Mark Delevan was a memorable evening of great Verdi singing. The Met's powerful and theatrical new production of Don Carlo by Nicholas Hytner, with Ferruccio Furlanetto's towering King Phillip and Yannick Nézet-Séguin's elegant conducting, will continue to resonate with me. Between meetings and performances I even made it to the MOMA in New York and - just this morning - to the Museum for Contemporary Art and the Arts Institute in Chicago. Now I'm quite exhausted and look forward to a few days at home. My next trip isn't before December 17.
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