Magdalena Kozena, Angela Gheorghiu, Onix Ensemble
Sean Rafferty meets two superstar singers: mezzo Magdalena Kozena and soprano Angela Gheorghiu. Plus music from Mexico's Onix Ensemble.
Sean Rafferty's guests today include two of the world's finest and most glamorous female opera stars.
Magdalena Kozena possesses "a mesmerising voice, and magnetic personality" (The Times) and is in London for a must-see intimate chamber recital. She talks to Sean about her meteoric career, her much sought after voice and what it's like to be part of classical music's most famous power couple.
Soprano Angela Gheorghiu has been drawing in audiences to opera houses worldwide for years with her powerful voice - she is also in London singing favourite arias with the RPO. Ahead of this and a summer appearance with the Royal Opera House, Sean talks to Angela about the glory and glamour of the opera stage.
Plus the Onix Ensemble play live for us, hot off the plane from their native Mexico, en route to their eagerly anticpated appearance at the 2013 Vale of Glamorgan Festival. This acclaimed lively group will be performing some of the vibrant contemporary Latin American music for which they are famed.
Main headlines are at 5pm and 6pm.
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