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26/10/2012

Duration:
18 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 26 October 2012

The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day.

Presented by Anna McNamee.

On today's programme: we speak to Renée Fleming, one of the world's leading sopranos, about her performance in Verdi's Otello for The Met in New York. And we meet Guatemalan author Eduardo Halfon, whose latest book of short stories, The Polish Boxer, somewhat blurs the line between reality and fiction.

The Polish Boxer by Eduardo Halfon, published by Pushkin Press.

Pictured: Renée Fleming as Desdemona in Verdi's Otello
Image credit: Ken Howard and Metropolitan Opera

Chapters

2 items
  • Renée Fleming

    As one of the world's leading sopranos, her most recent production is Verdi's Otello for The Met in New York, which is being filmed in HD. What problems does such close scrutiny create for a singer?

  • Eduardo Halfon

    The Guatemalan author talks about his latest book of short stories, The Polish Boxer, in which the line between reality and fiction is somewhat blurred.

  • Eduardo Halfon

    Eduardo Halfon

    Eduardo Halfon joins Anna McNamee in The Strand's studio to discuss his new book, The Polish Boxer.

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