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Duration: 3 hours, 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Nicholas Hytner's production of Verdi's Don Carlo from the Royal Opera House. Based on Schiller's play, it tells the story of the conflicts in the life of the Prince of Spain. Show more

Contributors

Conductor:
Antonio Pappano
Don Carlos:
Rolando Villazon
Flemish Deputy:
Jacques Imbrailo
Grand Inquisitor:
Eric Halfvarson
Carlos V:
Robert Lloyd
Director:
Robin Lough

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Placido Domingo makes his Covent Garden debut singing baritone in the title role of Verdi's opera. Antonio Pappano introduces and conducts Elijah Moshinsky's classic production. Show more

Contributors

Simon Boccanegra:
Placido Domingo
Gabriele Adorno:
Joseph Calleja
Conductor:
Antonio Pappano

Opera Italia

Episode 1: Beginnings

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Antonio Pappano presents a series tracing the history of Italian opera. It opens with a whistle-stop tour of the beginnings of opera, from Monteverdi to Rossini. Show more

Opera Italia

Episode 2: Viva Verdi

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

In a series tracing the history of Italian opera, Antonio Pappano looks at six of Verdi's most famous works and visits his birthplace of Le Roncole in northern Italy. Show more

Opera Italia

Episode 3: The Triumph of Puccini

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

To conclude his series, Antonio Pappano looks at five of Puccini's operas - La Boheme, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, Gianni Schicchi and Turandot. Show more

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

Documentary going behind the scenes of a production of Puccini's Tosca by the Royal Opera House. Antonio Pappano examines the drama and musical language of this famous piece. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Opera based on the life of the American Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith, starring Eva-Maria Westbroek. Antonio Pappano conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Royal Opera House. Show more

Contributors

Anna Nicole Smith:
Eva-Maria Westbroek
Howard Stern (lawyer):
Gerald Finley
J Howard Marshall II:
Alan Oke
Conductor:
Antonio Pappano

The Minotaur

Episode 1: Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

World premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's new opera from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. A ship carrying innocents for slaughter sails towards the island of Crete. Show more

The Minotaur

Episode 2: Part 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The world premiere of Harrison Birtwistle's new opera from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Theseus confirms to Ariadne that he is determined to face the Minotaur. Show more

Puccini's Il Trittico

Episode 1: Il Tabarro

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Antonio Pappano conducts this one-act opera at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Il Tabarro - The Cloak - is the first in a trilogy of short operas by Puccini. Show more

Puccini's Il Trittico

Episode 2: Suor Angelica

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Antonio Pappano introduces and conducts Puccini's short one-act opera at the Royal Opera House, a tragic tale of love, loss and religious redemption set in 17th-century Sienna. Show more

Puccini's Il Trittico

Episode 3: Gianni Schicchi

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Antonio Pappano introduces and conducts Puccini's comic masterpiece Gianni Schicchi - the final opera from his trilogy Il Trittico. Show more

Concerto at the BBC Proms

Episode 4: Rachmaninov Piano

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 4 from the 2008 BBC Proms. Boris Berezovsky performs with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain under Antonio Pappano. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One HD

Andrew Marr is joined by key political personalities and cultural figures to discuss politics, current affairs and the arts. Guests include Sir Nick Houghton and Rupert Grint. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Andrew Marr
Interviewed Guest:
William Hague
Interviewed Guest:
Nick Houghton
Interviewed Guest:
Rupert Grint
Interviewed Guest:
Max Hastings
Interviewed Guest:
Antonio Pappano
Interviewed Guest:
Ian Bostridge
Interviewed Guest:
Shirley Williams
Interviewed Guest:
Fraser Nelson
Interviewed Guest:
Ruth Bourne
Interviewed Guest:
Betty Webb
Interviewed Guest:
Bernard Mason
Producer:
Libby Jukes
Broadcast Assistant:
Hannah Copeland

Music Matters

Karol Szymanowski

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service explores the life of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski, visiting his final home in the Tatra Mountains and talking to scholars and experts in Poland. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Tom Service
Interviewed Guest:
Aleksander Laskowski
Interviewed Guest:
Malgorzata Janicka-Slysz
Interviewed Guest:
Kaja Danczowska
Interviewed Guest:
Janina Fialkowska
Interviewed Guest:
Antonio Pappano
Interviewed Guest:
Kasper Holten
Interviewed Guest:
Mariusz Kwiecien

Pappano's Classical Voices

Episode 1: Soprano

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and the greatest singers of the last 100 years through the prism of the main classical voice types. He begins with the soprano. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonio Pappano
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Series Producer:
David Jeffcock
Producer:
Dominic Best
Director:
Dominic Best
Participant:
Richard Bonynge
Participant:
Diana Damrau
Participant:
Barbara Hannigan
Participant:
Anna Netrebko
Participant:
Curtis Offiah
Participant:
Carolyn Sampson
Participant:
Anna Siminska
Participant:
John Tooley
Participant:
Willard White

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and the greatest singers through the prism of the main voice types. He continues with the tenor, opera's glamour boy. Show more

Pappano's Classical Voices

Episode 3: Mezzo-Soprano

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and singers through the prism of the main voice types. He continues with the mezzo-soprano, often the rival or the villainess. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Antonio Pappano
Executive Producer:
Mark Cooper
Series Producer:
David Jeffcock
Director:
Dominic Best
Producer:
Caroline Page
Participant:
Janet Baker
Participant:
Sarah Connolly
Participant:
John Copley
Participant:
Joyce DiDonato
Participant:
Christa Ludwig
Participant:
Felicity Palmer
Participant:
Peter Sellars