Here’s a recording from 7 Oct 2014 while we’re enjoying dinner.
When Patrick says Next La Scala he’s actually referring to a film called Tomorrow La Scala!
The woman who made Four Last Songs is Francesca Joseph. Before that she made a film for BBC called Next La Scala, and it’s based on Sweeney Todd.
It’s based on her experience. She went through a prison with murderers and had them perform Sweeney Todd. That’s the basis of the film. It’s all these prisoners acting this thing out, about killing and so on.
It’s a beautiful film. If you get a chance to see it, you should check it out. It’s called Next La Scala and she’s the director. You can find it on IMDB.
It’s a good film and because of that she got funding for Four Last Songs.
I’m the son of Patrick of Meadows.