Marek Janowski: I increasingly leave opera aside. The development of stage directing during the last 15 years is such that I was not able to follow the philosophy, especially in Germany, which, as you know, is rather terrible. In the United States, it is much less like this. In the early 1990’s, I decided to finish with opera in the pit. From time to time, I do an opera in concert. I have to say that, from time to time, I miss a little bit this repertoire, but not the opera world.
Interviewer: Would you consider doing a stage production if you had a stage director that . . .
Marek Janowski: My choice? Yes.
Interviewer: Do you have any stage directors you would like to work with?
Marek Janowski: They're all dead.