The Opera Hour: series 2/episode 13

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes.

Today, since it’s the new year, he looks at resurrection and revitalisation, playing music by Handel, Bellini, Mahler and Beethoven in which heroes are discovered alive, lovers are tragically fooled by sleeping potions and even the greatest of composers learn the truth of their own mortality.

Originally broadcast on 17th January 2013