"Sing like you're being tortured."
Roderick Williams shares his experience working with Peter Sellars on the St John Passion; the taste of Southbank's Royal Festival Hall floor and weeping with forgiveness for a savage choir.
Later in the conversation, Netty and Roderick reminisce on their recent performance of Bach's Ich Habe Genug without an audience. Roderick talks about the bourée that he composed in tribute to Bach and confesses to his survivalist tendencies in the kitchen.
Tea with Netty is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's podcast hosted by viola player Annette Isserlis (Netty). Over a cuppa (or something a little stronger...), Netty chats with a variety of conductors, players and other guests as she 'spills the tea' on the side of classical music you don't normally hear.