Living the Dream: Interview with Natalie Katsou, director of Operaview

“Opera is never translated in Athens, where I grew up. To understand the stories, I learnt to focus on the way music is expressed, to read what lies inside the melodies and look at performers’ body language,” says Natalie Katsou. The 32-year-old director is softly-spoken and considered, her voice coloured with a gentle Greek lilt as she describes her fascination with physical expression. “How might we respond if we allowed our bodies to be ‘genuine’ all the time? If, rather than abiding by social expectation, we could respond naturally and physically? How would you cherish a cuddle? If someone said they were deaf, would you touch them?

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