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Melly Still

Michael Berkeley's guests is theatre and opera director Melly Still. Her selections include music by Dvorak, Janacek and Wagner associated with her theatre and opera productions.

Melly Still is a theatre and opera director whose work has been described as inventive, ambitious and magical. She stages the unstageable - mermaids, angels animals, underwater realms - putting whole worlds of myth and magic into the theatre or opera house.

She came to fame 10 years ago with Coram Boy at the National - the play about Handel, his Messiah and the Foundling Hospital. Since then she's directed at the Proms and Glyndebourne, and her new production of Cymbeline for the RSC opens later this month.

And music is central to her private life too, with two pianists and a DJ in her family.

She chooses music by Dvorak, Janacek and Wagner associated with her theatre and opera productions, jazz performed by her partner, and tantalizing music performed on instruments made of ice.

Producer: Jane Greenwood

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 3.

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31 minutes

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Sun 10 Apr 2016 12:00

Music Played

  • Claudio Monteverdi

    L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Act 3: Pur ti miro)

    Orchestra: The English Concert. Conductor: Harry Bicket. Singer: Danielle de Niese. Singer: Andreas Scholl.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Rusalka (Act 2: Rusalko, znas mne, znas?)

    Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Jiří Bělohlávek. Singer: Ana María Martínez. Singer: Mischa Schelomianski.
  • Leos Janáček

    The Cunning Little Vixen (Final Scene)

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Charles Mackerras. Singer: Dalibor Jedlička.
  • Paul von Klenau

    Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Kornetts Christoph Rilke (excerpts)

    Orchestra: Odense Symfoniorkester. Conductor: Paul Mann. Singer: Bo Skovhus.
  • Terje Isungset

    A Glimpse of Light

    Performer: Terje Isungset. Performer: Lena Nymark.
  • Richard Wagner

    Tannhauser: Overture

    Orchestra: Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Daniel Barenboim.
  • Mark D'Inverno

    So sweet of you

    Ensemble: Mark D'Inverno Quintet.

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