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Image: Roberto Alagna as Faust in Gounod's Faust at the Royal Opera House
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8 June 2004

Presented by John Wilson

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ROBERTO ALAGNA
One of the world’s leading opera tenors talks about singing with his wife on stage, and the pressure to reach the perfect top C, as he prepares to play the title role in Gounod’s Faust at the Royal Opera House.

Gounod’s Faust is at the Royal Opera House in London from Friday. It is sold out, but will be broadcast live on BBC2 on June 19

Royal Opera House: Faust

SCOTTISH OPERA
Scottish Opera is facing redundancies and strikes as the impact of a controversial rescue package worked out with the Scottish Executive sinks in. Scottish theatre correspondent of the Times, Robert Dawson Scott, gives his view of the situation.

Scottish Opera

ORANGE PRIZE
The winner of the Orange Prize for international female writers of fiction, Andrea Levy, talks to John Wilson just after learning of her success. She fended off competition from a shortlist including Margaret Atwood, Gillian Slovo and Rose Tremain. Her novel, Small Island, follows a Jamaican couple’s fortunes in a London still recovering from the Second World War.

Small Island by Andrea Levy is published by Review, ISBN 0755307496

Orange Prize for Fiction

HIDDEN PORTRAITS
Art dealer Philip Mould talks about his discovery of a Henry VIII portrait that hides another, rather more striking, one beneath its surface - and how this is just one more surprising example of portraits that have been doctored by restorers in later centuries to suit the fashions of the time.

AMITAV GHOSH
The acclaimed Indian novelist, author of The Glass Palace, talks about his new novel, The Hungry Tide. He explains what drew him to the Bengali ‘tide country’ where the book is set, and the wide-ranging life which allows him to give his books such a global sweep.

The Hungry Tide by Amtiv Ghosh is published by HarperCollins ISBN 0007141777

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