‘You want me to tell the truth? The truth is I never saw “L’elisir d’amore” live. That is quite something, actually. Usually when you do an opera for the first time you go and see it. I conducted this opera very, very early on in my career, probably the first or second year after school. I only conducted it once then and to tell you the truth… it’s like twenty five years ago and I don’t remember anything from that performance,’ French conductor Marc Piollet began our interview.
Operafocus spoke with the esteemed conductor as he came out of the 4th rehearsal of “L’elisir d’amore” at Teatro Real in Madrid.
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