5/5 Countertenor Michael Chance describes the challenge of being an opera singer on the road. (R)
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4/5 Ashutosh Khandekar recounts his entry into the opera world through student opera. (R)
2/5 Matt Peacock reflects on how opera can transform the lives of homeless people. (R)
1/5 Critic Tom Sutcliffe argues that opera's intimacy lies at the core of its effectiveness. (R)
5/5 Writer Maureen Freely on the great feeling of melancholy that enveloped 1960s Istanbul. (R)
2/5 Turkish author Elif Shafak casts a writer's eye over Istanbul and its many identities. (R)
1/5 Mary Beard casts a classicist's eye over Istanbul under the Roman Emperor Constantine. (R)
5/5 Sunand Prasad on how people power can prevent architectural destruction and disaster. (R)
4/5 Architect Sunand Prasad on traditional ways of living, and zero carbon buildings. (R)
3/5 Architect Sunand Prasad assesses the impact of multiculturalism on British buildings. (R)
2/5 Sunand Prasad on the value of architecture and the importance of investment in buildings. (R)
1/5 Sunand Prasad searches for the root of our tense relationship with modern buildings today. (R)
5/5 Marina Warner discusses wild ecstasy and the Arcadian sea.
4/5 Literary critic Alexandra Harris explores the country-house dreams of the 20th century.
3/5 Literary critic Nigel Leask discusses Robert Burns and Arcadia.
2/5 Tom Nichols on the depiction of poverty and Renaissance paintings of beggars.
1/5 Critic Colin Burrow discusses fantasies in the childrens' stories of Diana Wynne Jones.
5/5 Playwright Diane Samuels recalls travelling to Vienna with a fellow Jewish school friend.