Opera – Age Of The Director

“It’s a fact that today opera is increasingly emphasizing theatrical values rather than musical ones. This may or may not be a good thing, but it’s the way it is. And until conductors begin mentoring singers again, until opera houses work harder to understand voice types rather than mounting productions like “Turandot” and “Norma,” according to what the audience wants to see, directors will continue to play a significant role in the art form.”