Join Liz Nolan as she visits the chronicles of this passionate and spectacular art.
Each week an opera, a story, a glimpse into the lives of the characters, both real and imaginary, who have shaped the form as we know it today.
She is loved by a god, her every desire granted, her every need met- but is she happy?
Handel’s Semele is the star of this week’s Tales from the Opera, her rise and fall charted in a marvellous recording with soprano Rosemary Joshua. (Rpt.)
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 7 April, 7pm-8pm