Friday, October 30, 2009

Directors' opera (con't.)

In the wake of the "Tosca" uproar at the Metropolitan Opera, Peter Gelb, the Met's general director, and the stage directors of the two upcoming productions in the house, Patrice Chéreau (Janácek’s "From the House of the Dead") and Patrick Sher (Rossini's "The Barber of Seville"), discussed "cognitive theater" with Paul Holdengräber at the New York Public Library. Video and audio of their talk is available at the library's Web site:

(via Alex Ross)