Two days of auditions completed for Agrippina in Iford next Summer. Some very exciting voices and personalities! I can't wait to get started. Delighted to be working with Kimm Kovac again on the design, after our Falstaff and Traviata there. And thrilled to be directing Handel this time round in this fabulous space.
I also presented the final design for Intermezzo to Garsington on Tuesday. Giles Cadle has produced an ambitious, flexible and cool design - and a good solution to 'what are you going to do for the toboggan run'!... More importantly, the design is thoughtful, and with touches of humour. Looking forward to working with Jac van Steen, conductor on this project. We've met once already in his home in the Netherlands, and this week he contributed again with thoughts to maximise my ideas! Collaboration perfect. Opens 6 June 2015.