From Dowland to Disney with soprano Elin Manahan Thomas
Soprano Elin Manahan Thomas opens up a colourful selection of music from the inside - revealing familiar and unfamiliar works in a new light.
From her study in Sussex, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas sets up a playlist that’s full of the joy of making music. She reveals the many characters she’s played in Purcell’s Fairy Queen, from a nurse and a princess to a tree, and finds a connection between Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson singing in the movie Moana with running a choir at her children’s school.
Elin also chooses music by Mendelssohn that transports us to a far-off landscape, a cantata by Karl Jenkins commemorating the Aberfan tragedy of 1966 and an intense choral masterpiece by James Macmillan.
A series in which each week a musician reveals a selection of music - from the inside.
A Tandem Production for BBC Radio 3