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

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Singer Ute Lemper, Welsh play We're Still Here, Russian conductor Vasily Petrenko.

Singer Ute Lemper performs live; a report on the National Theatre of Wales's play We're Still Here; Vasily Petrenko offers his top tips for conducting.

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.


Interviewed Guest
Ute Lemper
Interviewed Guest
Rhiannon White
Interviewed Guest
Evie Manning
Interviewed Guest
Sam Coombes
Interviewed Guest
Vasily Petrenko
Kirsty Lang
Jerome Weatherald


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