On the eve of the first performance of the opera “The Merchant of Venice” in Warsaw, we thought we would share an extract from Journey To Bregenz where the conductor Erik Nielsen talks to Anastasia Belina-Johnson about Andre Tchaikowsky’s first and only opera composition. Erik conducted the first ever performance of The Merchant of Venice in 2013 at the Bregenz Festival.  Tonight’s performance in Warsaw will be conducted by Lionel Friend.