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  • ....or Waiting for Godot

    "We're trying our best to get him here, but we'll just have to be patient."

    "He's a busy man," the production manager assures me.

    "Right now it's Orbit in London, last time it was Leviathan in Paris."

    But really, this must be the fourth time that there was talk about his coming to visit and discuss his designs with us.

    To give us the opportunity to show him samples of work, or just simply to meet the man.

    Pick his brain. Hang out in the green room.

    In the meantime, the work is (almost) done.

    The rehersals have begun. The sets are standing ready in the wings. The copper section are warming up their horns.

    And still he waits. And still we wait.

    Like Estragon and Vladimir we bide our time in anticipation.

    Until the deus ex machina descends upon us and decides our fate.

    Will Mr. Anish Kapoor please come on stage.


    De Nederlandse Opera (the Dutch Opera Company) production of Parsifal by Richard Wagner.

    premiere june 12 2012. see:


    Anish Kapoor
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