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Listen: Falstaff director Robert Carsen interviewed for ROH Insights

Audio clips from the recent ROH Insight event.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

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.

By Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News))

16 May 2012 at 12.22pm

This article has been categorised Opera, Talk and tagged by Robert Carsen, director, Falstaff, insights, listen, Production

This article has 3 comments

  1. Dorota responded on 16 May 2012 at 2:47pm Reply

    Is it possible to listen to more clips/the whole event? It would be great if the recordings of insights events were available on ROH's website.

    • Chris Shipman (Content Producer (Social Media and News)) responded on 17 May 2012 at 11:37am

      Hi Dorota,

      We aim to include more complete interviews on iTunes U.

      Hope that helps,

      Chris
      Social Media Manager

  2. I saw this on Saturday and had a great night at the opera....however setting in the 1950's added nothing to my understanding of the piece. Great frocks though

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