Robert Carsen on satire, spectacle and staging his work across the globe

Turning his hand to opera, musicals, theatre and even exhibitions, Robert Carsen tells me how he makes sure every project is “made-to-measure” even when he’s overseeing them from afar. The Canadian director talks to Olivia Salazar-Winspear about is latest production of "The Beggar's Opera" which revisits the early 18th century satire with a contemporary take on the class system, social privilege and poverty in the UK.


Behind some of the most creative staging in performance today, we talk about his approach to musical, theatrical and operatic projects across the globe.

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