Secrets and Lies
What makes a great opera? Divine music - of course! But there are two ingredients every opera has - secrets and lies.
What makes a great opera? Divine music - of course. But there are two ingredients every opera has - secrets and lies
Dancer, choreographer, and Strictly judge Bruno Tonioli returns to Radio 2 with a second series celebrating his greatest passion - opera. Top Cs, broken hearts, murdered mothers, sparkling cadenzas and record breaking curtain calls - that's what we have in store as Bruno brings the red and gold of the world's finest opera houses to your front room via Radio 2.
In this programme Bruno attempts to unravel the plots and complicated scenarios of operas. He uncovers secrets, lies, deceptions and mistaken identities in - Cosi Fan Tutte(Mozart); The Tales of Hoffmann(Offenbach); La Forza del Destino(Verdi); Lucia di Lammermoor(Donizetti); Suor Angelica(Puccini); Lohengrin(Wagner) and Beethoven's masterpiece and only opera - Fidelio. Bruno features recordings by Leontyne Price, Dame Janet Baker, Montserrat Caballe and Natalie Dessay.