alain elkann interviews

MUSIC AND OPERA

Jean Doumanian

The producer Jean Doumanian is the founder of Jean Doumanian Productions, an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated, and Tony Award winning, film, television and theatrical production company. You recently produced the film “Una”. The premiere will be in London in...

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Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni

Natasha Fraser-Cavassoni is the author of Sam Spiegel, Tino Zervudachi, Loulou de la Falaise, Monsieur Dior, BiYan and Vogue on Yves Saint Laurent. Fraser-Cavassoni was the European Editor for Harper’s Bazaar from 1999-2004 after serving as a staff member and...

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Gianandrea Noseda

We have scrambled eggs with the conductor Gianandrea Noseda in the Lincoln Center restaurant.  Noseda is a tall man with an athletic look and he has very polite manners. Live from the Met. “I am in New York to conduct the new production of Prince Igor by Borodin and I...

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Anita Pallenberg

Anita Pallenberg is an actress, model, and fashion designer. Born in Italy in 1944 she was the partner of the Rolling Stones’ guitarist Brian Jones and then the partner of Keith Richards. Anita, you have worked in the worlds of cinema, music and fashion. Would you...

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Dante Ferretti

"Dantino, what did you dream last night?" Dante Ferretti is an Italian production designer, art director and costume designer. Throughout his career he has worked with many great directors, both American and Italian, including Pier Paolo Pasolini, Federico Fellini,...

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Benjamin Clementine

The Englishman from Paris. A rising star. Benjamin Clementine is a Mercury Prize-winning pianist, poet, singer and songwriter. He was recently featured on the cover of T, The New York Times Style Magazine. Benjamin, when did you discover that you were a poet and a...

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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

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

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

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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ANITA PALLENBERG

Anita Pallenberg is an actress, model, and fashion designer. Born in Italy in 1944 she was the partner of the Rolling Stones’ guitarist Brian Jones and then the partner of Keith Richards. Anita, you have worked in the worlds of cinema, music and fashion. Would you define yourself as an eclectic person? I would say... READ MORE

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