3 October 2016
Over the years, Mozart's opera has been derided as vulgar and clumsy, but for director Jan Philipp Gloger, it offers unrivalled psychological insights.
7 October 2015
The director discusses her vision of Donizetti's opera as a tale of drama, jeopardy and feminism.
13 July 2015
The Australian stage director on making sure that a production goes smoothly, from managing the schedule to standing in for sopranos during love scenes.
11 May 2015
When the huge stage you're working on can accommodate 33 red London buses, how do directors illuminate the nuanced inner struggles of a character?
13 April 2015
The radical Swiss director is little known in the UK, but in mainland Europe he's recognized as one of the most distinctive and influential artists in his field.
31 July 2014
Our new series on the practicalities of staging an opera has looked at traditional favourites and controversial new productions.
23 May 2014
The director discusses the love affairs, political conflicts and rebellions of Verdi’s tragedy.
16 January 2014
Director's diary series looks at the process behind staging an opera, with more to come.
5 October 2013
The composer and director talks about creating a piece of musical theatre from Iain Banks's novel.
23 September 2013
The acclaimed director on extending his involvement to design, his creative process and working with starry casts.