The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 17 – Witches

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. On today’s show we meet witches, hags, sayers and seers as Richard invokes opera’s fascination with witches. From Purcell to Birtwistle, composers have been besotted with a particular type of woman – one who is intelligent, powerful and sexual.

Originally broadcast on 8th May 2014, Resonance FM, London