25 May 2012 at 5.26pm | Comment on this article
Director David McVicar was recently the subject of an In Conversation event, part of the ROH Insights series.
As well as answering questions about these two productions and previous works (including Aida and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), David also gave a fascinating insight into his directorial approach, saying that he "rehearses quickly, there's a lot of physical contact" and that he likes singers that "bring something to the stage so there is a dialogue...it's so much more interesting when an artist has ideas".
He also gave his views on the label of 'traditional' whether opera houses should provide surtitles for productions sung in English.
As well as being recorded, the event was live tweeted. View tweet coverage from the evening.
Listen to an extract: