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New Artistic Director of the ENO, Daniel Kramer

Cultural discussion show. Andrew Marr discusses art and music with opera director Daniel Kramer, philosopher Roger Scruton, biographer Franny Moyle and curator Julia Peyton-Jones.

On Start the Week Andrew Marr explores the state of the arts. The English National Opera has lost £5 million of funding and its chorus recently went on strike, but the newly appointed Artistic Director Daniel Kramer, hopes to turn it around. He's directing a new production of Wagner's Tristan and Isolde, and the philosopher Roger Scruton celebrates the mastery of Wagner to express truths about the human condition. The biographer Franny Moyle looks at the life and career of Britain's most famous landscape painter, JMW Turner. Born as the Royal Academy was founded and British art was deemed inferior to its Continental counterpart, his work pushed the boundaries of what was accepted as art at the time. Julia Peyton-Jones looks back at a quarter of a century at the Serpentine Gallery in London, and makes a case for London as the centre of the art world.
Producer: Katy Hickman.

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43 minutes

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Mon 13 Jun 2016 21:30

Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer is Artistic Director of the English National Opera.

Tristan and Isolde is on at the London Coliseum from 15 June - 9 July.

Roger Scruton

Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher.

The Ring of Truth: The Wisdom of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung is published by Allen Lane.

Franny Moyle

Franny Moyle is a freelance executive producer and writer.

The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of J. M. W. Turner is published by Viking in July.

Julia Peyton-Jones

Julia Peyton-Jones is the outgoing Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London.

The Serpentine Pavilion and Summer Houses are in Kensington Gardens until October.


Role Contributor
Presenter Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest Daniel Kramer
Interviewed Guest Roger Scruton
Interviewed Guest Franny Moyle
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Meades
Producer Katy Hickman


  • Mon 13 Jun 2016 09:00
  • Mon 13 Jun 2016 21:30