Join Liz Nolan as she examines the crucible of power and passion that lies at the heart of Verdi's Inquisition opera Don Carlos in a live stellar cast recording.
Recording details: French version- live recording. Orchestre de Paris/ Antonio Pappano. Roberto Alagna, José Van Dam, Thomas Hampson, Karita Mattila, Waltraud Meier.
Sunday December 8th
A treat for children, young and old- Tales from the Opera ventures into the woods with Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, in an exquisite re-telling of the classic fairytale.
(Recording details: Elisabeth Grummer/ Elisabeth Schwarzkopf/ Philharmonia Orchestra/ Herbert von Karajan)
Sunday December 15th
God forbid it had ended happily- Verona might have had another happily married couple on its books, but the world would have been denied perhaps the greatest story of first love and implacable tragedy. Tales from the Opera celebrates the doomed romance of Roméo et Juliette, in Charles Gounod's lyrical setting.