Initially studying medicine at Cambridge, Sir Jonathan Miller came to prominence with the production of the British comedy revue, Beyond the Fringe. Following on from this success he embarked on a career in the theatre, directing a 1970 West End production of “The Merchant of Venice” starring Laurence Olivier. He also started directing opera, famously producing a modern, Mafia-themed version of “Rigoletto”.
Title: The theatre schlepping: Updating and critics
Christopher Sykes is a London-based television producer and director who has made a number of documentary films for BBC TV, Channel 4 and PBS.
La Traviata, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Rigoletto, 1950s, Little Italy, New York, Der Rosenkavalier, 1912, Vienna, Sarajevo, WWI, Radetzky March, Walter Scott, Giuseppe Verdi, Konrad Lorenz, Richard Strauss, Joseph Roth