The Opera Hour – series 2/episode 3

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes – politics, power, greed, the abominable, magic, lust, comedy.
This weeks opera hour looks at when poetry and opera collide. We’ll be asking the question, what happens when a composer commissions a poet to write their libretto? And we’ll be hearing some of the greatest ever librettos written by poets as diverse as William Shakespeare, Gertrude Stein, Paul Muldoon, W.H. Auden and June Jordan.’

Originally broadcast on 18th October 2012.