Archive for the 'The Opera Hour' Category

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 12

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today Richard travels to darkest West London to meet the enigmatic John Allison, the man behind Opera Magazine and The International Opera Awards, to find out why we need opera critics and award shows. richardrmscott.tumblr.com Originally broadcast on 3rd April 2014

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 11

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today he talks to Pulitzer Prize winning composer David Lang and international cellist Maya Beiser, ahead of the UK premiere of “World To Come,” Lang’s cello concerto for voice and cello, which asks the profound question, What happens when we are here one […]

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 10

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Opera and Poetry. On today’s show Richard talks to Patricia McCarthy, the editor of Agenda, the poetry magazine founded in 1959 and hears poems from contributors Eva Salzman, Timothy Ades and Sorana Santos. [ richardrmscott.tumblr.com Originally broadcast on 13th March 2014

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 9

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Handel Vs. Villa-Lobos. On today’s show Richard talks about Handel singing with the winner of The Handel Singing Competition Rupert Charlesworth and soprano Lorena Paz Nieto talks about Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos. richardrmscott.tumblr.com Originally broadcast on 6th March 2014

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 8

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: There is a live performance by the cast of Arianna in Creta, The London Handel Festival’s new production, which is as much a tale of love and jealousy as it is of monsters and murder. So tune in to find out exactly […]

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 7

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today’s guest is award-winning poet and librettist David Harsent. richardrmscott.tumblr.com Originally broadcast on 20th February 2014

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 6

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today’s show is all about charity and kindness. We’ll be hearing some of the most clement and kind moments in opera with guests Robert Ames and Hugh Brunt from The London Contemporary Orchestra who discuss their upcoming concert with Jonny Greenwood. richardrmscott.resonancefm.com Originally […]

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 5

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: Richard examines the continued influence of Greek and Roman mythologies on contemporary opera and talks to James Conway, the artistic director of English Touring Opera, about his forthcoming production of Tippett’s King Priam. richardrmscott.tumblr.com Originally broadcast on 6th February 2014

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 4 (Mara Carlyle)

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: Richard talks to critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter Mara Carlyle who has spent her career being influenced by classical songs and opera. richardrmscott.tumblr.com Originally broadcast on 30th January 2014

The Opera Hour – series 4/episode 3

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: Poets at the Opera.  Richard examines poetry written at or inspired by a trip to the opera and also asks if poetry, like opera, can communicate before it is understood. We’ll hear Mark Doty on Handel, Charles Simic on Verdi and more. […]