alain elkann interviews

MUSIC AND OPERA

Norman Rosenthal

Norman Rosenthal

Sir Norman Rosenthal is an independent curator and art historian. How long have you been living in London’s Soho for? First I lived in St. James’s, and then I moved here in 1989 when I got married. Did you know Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud? They came to the Colony...

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Roberto Bolle

Roberto Bolle

Your tour started in the gardens of the Royal Palace in Turin. How was this for you? I am doing some gala evenings along with Alessandra Ferri with pas de deux selections from classic and modern pieces. This allows the audience to better see the talents of the lead...

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Antonio Pappano

Antonio Pappano

We are at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, in the Music Director Sir Antonio "Tony" Pappano’s office. There is a desk, a couch and many photographs of stage and operas, and on the upper wall four photographs of Puccini. Maestro, is Puccini your favourite...

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Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti

I decided to publish again a short interview with Luciano Pavarotti, because many readers, especially the ones who enjoyed my recent interview with Maestro Gianandrea Noseda, will see that Pavarotti was a man of very clear ideas. Like all Italians, he was an Italian...

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Money Must Stay in the Family

The plot of Money Must Stay in the Family, unfolds around the family matriarch’s last will and traces the story of an upper class Jewish family from Turin, the fictional Ottolenghis. The multigenerational saga begins with the flight from Mussolini’s Racial Laws of 1938 and continues with the arrival in the Upper West Side of Manhattan and the dispersion from New York to Rome, Paris, Tuscany, South America, and Jerusalem.

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