Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes – politics, power, greed, the abominable, magic, lust, comedy. Today he examines what it’s like being underground, walled-up, buried, laid in earth . . . composers as diverse as Monteverdi, Beethoven, Verdi, Debussy, Birtwistle and The Knife have all sonorously examined the horror of the undergrowth, the underworld, premature burial or death by entombment.
Originally broadcast on 7th November 2013