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Duration: 3 hours, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

A richly-detailed staging of Mozart's comic masterpiece from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, as Antonio Pappano conducts David McVicar's highly-acclaimed production. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Ben Weston
Conductor:
Antonio Pappano
Director:
David McVicar
Count Almaviva:
Gerald Finley

Music Matters

Sir Antonio Pappano

Duration: 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 3

Available for over a year

Tom Service interviews Sir Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Show more

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

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Antonio Pappano delves into the world of opera's fallen women and discovers how composers and librettists have used female characters to explore and challenge society's attitudes. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Antonio Pappano, music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, explores the greatest arias in the genre through a mix of workshops and archive footage. Show more

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Lucy Worsley explores how history and opera go hand in hand. Lucy visits Paris, where two operas captured the spirit of Bohemianism - Bizet's Carmen and Puccini's La Boheme. Show more

Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

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

Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut in a new production of Otello. Sir Antonio Pappano conducts Verdi's masterpiece, based on Shakespeare's tragedy.

Contributors

Duration: 59 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland HD

Historian Lucy Worsley explores how history and opera go hand in hand. Lucy visits Venice, where Claudio Monteverdi invented modern opera with The Coronation of Poppea. Show more

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

The Minotaur

Episode 1: Part 1

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

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 Scotland

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

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Sir Antonio Pappano, the Royal Opera House's music director, tells the story of the epic composition which changed opera and the theatre for ever - Wagner's Ring of the Nibelungen. Show more

Puccini's Il Trittico

Episode 1: Il Tabarro

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

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 HD

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 HD

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

Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

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

Duration: 1 hour, 20 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One HDLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

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

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

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 HDLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

Puccini's ever popular Tosca from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with a star-studded cast including Angela Gheorghiu, Bryn Terfel and Jonas Kaufmann. Show more