16 May 2012 at 12.22pm | 3 Comments
Prior to the opening night of Robert Carsen's new production of Falstaff, the director took time out of rehearsals to be interviewed as part of ROH Insights.
As well as introducing his new production and explaining his take on Verdi's final opera, a piece inspired by Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Robert also explained the rationale for directors staging productions outside of their original context.
The Canadian-born director has moved the action from Elizabethan England to post-war Britain; a decision, he says, reflects his interpretation of the piece as a social commentary as well as a comedy.
Listen to extracts from Robert's Insights:
Upcoming ROH Insights include events focusing on Wayne McGregor and Max Richter's SUM and balletic rarity The Prince of the Pagodas as well as In Conversation with David McVicar, director of the hotly-anticipated Les Troyens.