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Ute Lemper, Steelworks play We're Still Here, Vasily Petrenko

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FM

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The German cabaret singer Ute Lemper joins Kirsty in the studio to perform from her Last Tango in Berlin series of songs, which features the music of Brecht, Weill, Piaf and Marlene Dietrich.

Kirsty visits Port Talbot where the National Theatre of Wales is staging a new play, We're Still Here, inspired by the threatened closure of the town's steelworks in 2015 and the hundreds of people who lost their jobs. Kirsty talks to the creators Rhiannon White and Evie Manning, and Sam Coombes, the steelworker who has taken a sabbatical to star in the production.

If you've ever wondered what it take to be a great conductor, Vasily Petrenko, winner of the Gramophone Artist of the Year 2017, gives his top tips of dos and don'ts.

Presenter Kirsty Lang
Producer Jerome Weatherald. Show less

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Ute Lemper
Interviewed Guest:
Rhiannon White
Interviewed Guest:
Evie Manning
Interviewed Guest:
Sam Coombes
Interviewed Guest:
Vasily Petrenko
Presenter:
Kirsty Lang

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