Richard Bratby

‘I want every production I do to be the funniest’: an interview with Cal McCrystal

The director tells all about his quest to make opera-goers laugh, hostilities with the Arts Council – and his first Glyndebourne show, The Merry Widow

‘My initial instruction to the designer was to make a Hollywood musical. It really does look full-on MGM’: Danielle de Niese (Hanna Glawari) and Germán Olvera (Count Danilo Danilovitsch) in The Merry Widow. © Glyndebourne Productions Ltd. Photo: Tristram Kenton

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