Angela Gheorghiu; The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Cultural Exchange - Peter Bazalgette

With John Wilson.

Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu is one of opera's best-known performers, appearing in the world's most prestigious opera houses and concert halls. She reflects on her controversial reputation and the breakdown of her marriage to tenor Roberto Alagna.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is the film adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel. Directed by Mira Nair and starring Riz Ahmed and Kate Hudson, it's the story of Changez, a young Pakistani man who finds success working in Wall Street. When the 9/11 attacks happen he begins to notice a change in how his adopted society responds to him. Writer and critic Shahidha Bari reviews the film.

In the latest episode of Cultural Exchange, in which creative minds select a favourite art-work, Peter Bazalgette, chairman of Arts Council England, nominates a portrait of Edith Sitwell by the writer and painter Wyndham Lewis.

Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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Thu 9 May 2013 19:15

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, the film adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel, is released in UK cinemas on 10th May, certificate 15.

Angela Gheorghiu

Angela Gheorghiu is performing an evening concert at Royal Festival Hall on Friday 10th May, as part of the 2013 International Opera Stars Series.


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Wilson
ProducerJerome Weatherald
Interviewed GuestPeter Bazalgette
EditorJohn Goudie
Interviewed GuestAngela Gheorghiu

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