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Der Rosenkavalier, Adventures in Moominland, Peter Mullan in Quarry

Moomins creator Tove Jansson remembered by her niece Sophia, the challenges of performing Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier at the ROH, and Stephen Armstrong reviews TV drama Quarry.

Richard Strauss's comic opera Der Rosenkavalier is about to open at the Royal Opera House in London. Singers Renée Fleming and Alice Coote discuss the challenges of tackling Strauss's masterpiece.

Quarry, a new TV crime drama, centres on the story of a Vietnam vet who struggles to return to normality after his experiences of war and finds himself lured into a life as a professional assassin. The series is directed by Greg Yaitanes (Lost, House, Heroes) and stars Logan Marshall-Green, Jodi Balfour, and Scottish actor Peter Mullan. Critic Stephen Armstrong reviews.

The world of Tove Jansson and her famous creation Family Moomintroll is brought to life in the first major UK exhibition of the writer and artist's work. Her niece, Sophia Jansson, and Paul Denton, producer of Adventures In Moominland, discuss the artist's creations and how they reflected the world she inhabited.

Presenter: Kirsty Lang
Producer: Angie Nehring.

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30 minutes


  • Der Rosenkavalier

    Duration: 08:58

  • Quarry

    Duration: 04:24

  • Adventures in Moominland

    Duration: 09:04

  • US Library of Congress saves films for posterity

    Duration: 04:27

Adventures in Moominland

Adventures in Moominland

Adventures in Moominland is at the South Bank Centre, London from 16 December 2016 - 23 April 2017.

It is suitable for children over 7 years old.

Images:                                                                                                                                            Main image above: The Groke from Moomin Papa 1965 by Tove Jansson                                  Image credit: Moomin Characters/ Tampere Art Museum, Moominvalley Collection, photo by Jari Kuusenaho

Image to the left: Sophia Jansson at Aventures in Moominland exhibition                                     Image credit: Vic Frankowski                                    

Der Rosenkavalier

Der Rosenkavalier

Robert Carsen's  production of Der Rosenkavalier is at The Royal Opera House, London from 17 December 2016 to 24 January 2017.

Image: Renee Fleming as the Marschallin in Der Rosenkavalier 

Image credit: AKA/ROH 2016


Peter Mullan in Quarry

Peter Mullan in Quarry

Quarry is available from Sky Atlantic as an 8-part series from 21 December 2016.

Image: Peter Mullan (left) as The Broker and Logan Marshall-Green as Mac Conway in Quarry.

Image credit: Sky Atlantic


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Renee Fleming
Interviewed Guest Alice Coote
Interviewed Guest Stephen Armstrong
Interviewed Guest Sophia Jansson
Interviewed Guest Paul Denton
Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Angie Nehring




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