Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes – politics, power, greed, the abominable, magic, lust, comedy.
On today’s show we are off on holiday! The sun has come out so we’re taking an operatic trip around Greece and Cyprus.
We’ll hear from Britten’s magical forests just outside of Athens, from Monteverdi and Birtwistle’s dark and lonely Ionian seas and from Verdi’s jealous-crazed Othello as he stalks his Cypriot palace looking for proof of his wife’s infidelity.
Originally broadcast on 2nd May 2013.