W illiam Kentridge first came across opera as a child, listening to the records that his father played in their sitting room in Johannesburg – and clearly they made an impression.

Kentridge’s Wozzeckat the 2017 Salzburg Festival. Photo © Ruth Walz

“When I was 15 and when we had to say at school what activity we wanted to follow when we were an adult, foolishly I said...

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