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Jonas Kaufmann, Beau Willimon, Noah Stewart

An opera theme with singers Jonas Kaufmann, Noah Stewart and Ailyn Pérez. Plus, Cameroonian traditional singer Tata Kinge and new London stage show Fireworks, about escaping Gaza.

An opera theme with Jonas Kaufmann discussing his father’s fear that he would live poorly as a singer, doing so-called ‘Brotlose Kunst’ – bread less art. House of Cards’ producer Beau Willimon claims that Bill Clinton reckons this Washington drama series is 99% accurate. African-American opera singer Noah Stewart remembers how he was told that his skin-colour would bar him from success - it has not. Cameroonian traditional singer Tata Kinge talks about his album and the sound he believes he pioneered - Cha Cha music.

Ailyn Pérez, on partner station WNYC’s Leonard Lopate show, discusses her debut at the Met Opera in NYC. And, we look at Fireworks, a new show about two families escaping siege in an imaginary Palestinian Gaza, on the London stage.

(Photo: Jonas Kaufmann (c) Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images, Beau Willlimon (c) Amy Sussman/Getty Images, Noah Stewart (c) Leon Neal/Getty Images)

50 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 Mar 2015 09:05GMT

Music and featured items

  • Jonas Kaufmann

    The German tenor speaks to Kirsty Lang about his career

    Duration: 09:41

  • Beau Willimon

    The showrunner and writer talks about House of Cards now in its third series

    Duration: 09:07

  • Arts News

    Lizo Mzimba brings us the latest film news

    Duration: 04:10

  • Noah Stewart

    The African American opera singer talks about what inspired him as a young boy

    Duration: 08:13

  • Tata Kinge

    New music from Cameroon

    Duration: 04:18

  • Ailyn Pérez

    The Soprano tells us about her debut at The Met in New York singing Micaela in Carmen

    Duration: 07:29

  • Fireworks

    Dalia Taha’s new play offers a refreshingly oblique perspective on the conflict in Gaza

    Duration: 06:28

  • Jeff Neal

    House of Cards Theme

  • Johann Strauss

    Accelerations Waltz

  • Sam Sparro

    21st Century Life

  • Noah Stewart

    Without A Song

  • Jonas Kaufman

    Im Traum Hast Du Mir Alles Erlaubt

  • Elmer Bernstein

    Hollywood and The Stars

  • John Williams

    Main Title/Rebel Blockade Runner

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: John Williams.
  • Without A Song

  • Panya

  • Adoro

  • Almost There


  • Sat 7 Mar 2015 12:05GMT
  • Mon 9 Mar 2015 09:05GMT

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