Classical Voice Season
Matthew Sweet presents a special live programme from Cardiff focusing on the film world's relationship with opera, from the Marx Brothers to Citizen Kane and beyond.
Matthew Sweet brings the Sound of Cinema live from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama as part of the BBC's coverage of Cardiff Singer of Year. He is joined by composer John Hardy and together they consider the movie world's relationship with opera, introducing a selection of recordings where the two genres come head to head. Laurel and Hardy in Fra Diavolo and The Bohemian Girl; the Marx Brothers with A Night At The Opera; Bernard Herrmann and Citizen Kane. Matthew looks at the use of operatic music in films such as Raging Bull, Gallipoli, Apocalypse Now, Pretty Woman, Diva, Fitzcarraldo etc. The programme also explores some of the Silver Screen's great voices.
The Classic Score of the Week is The Great Caruso.