The Lyric Feature

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    Friday 9th October 

    Digitising Rita

    Rita Lynch was born in Macroom in 1914 and showed an early talent for singing which was encouraged by her mother. Despite having her early career disrupted by the Second World War she went on to record for HMV and to tour extensively performing in operas, concerts and oratorios in Ireland, the UK and the USA. In this programme Evelyn Grant visits the soprano’s daughter Mary Shaw as she sifts through the extensive personal archive of letters, programmes, costumes, recordings and stories which her mother left behind. We get a portrait of the singer and the times she lived in. Rita Lynch’s archive has now being digitised by Cork City Libraries. 

    The Lyric Feature Friday 13 September 2013


    The Lyric Feature - Tito Gobbi : A Centenary Tribute

    In the first of two programmes celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary baritone Tito Gobbi, Jon Tolansky recalls the great singer/actor’s career. Contributors include soprano Renata Scotto, bass-baritone Ruggero Raimondi, former General Director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Sir John Tooley, Cecilia Gobbi daughter of Tito Gobbi, opera writer and broadcaster Ian Fox and Dublin Grand Opera Society historian Paddy Brennan. Tito Gobbi can be heard in operas by Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Leoncavallo, Puccini and Berg.

    The Lyric Feature is RTÉ lyric fm's weekly documentary and music feature programme. Programmes are produced in house by Lyric fm staff or in collaboration with independent production companies. Subject matter varies from week to week but most of the programmes aim to provide insight into music and music making.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 19:56
      Title: Waltz No.1 In D Flat Major - Molto Vivace
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Performer(s): Chopin, Frederic
      Duration: 2:11

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