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Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes

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

Brett Dean's opera based on Shakespeare's best-known tragedy. Prince Hamlet is called upon to wreak revenge on his uncle Claudius by the ghost of Hamlet's father, the former king. Show more

Contributors

Claudius:
Rodney Gilfry
Polonius:
Kim Begley
Ghost of Old Hamlet/Gravedigger/Player 1:
John Tomlinson
Guildenstern:
Christopher Lowrey
Rosencrantz:
Rupert Enticknap
Marcellus/Player 4:
James Newby
Player 2:
John Findon
Musician:
James Crabb
Composer:
Brett Dean
Librettist:
Matthew Jocelyn
Director:
Neil Armfield
Set Designer:
Ralph Myers
Costume designer:
Alice Babidge
Lighting Director:
Jon Clark
Fight Director:
Nicholas Hall
Executive Producer:
George Bruell

ZingZillas

Series 1

Episode 6: Operatic Todd

First broadcast: on CBeebiesLatest broadcast: on CBeebies

A band of primate friends play music in their tropical island paradise and meet different musical guests. Todd discovers he has a fantastic operatic voice. Show more

Pappano's Classical Voices

Episode 3: Mezzo-Soprano

Duration: 59 minutes

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

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

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Berlioz – the Ultimate Romantic

Duration: 1 hour, 25 minutes

Sir Andrew Davis conducts BBC NOW and NCW in Berlioz's L'enfance du Christ, beginning a weekend-long celebration of the composer's music Show more

BBC Proms

2012

First Night of the Proms

Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes

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

The 118th BBC Proms season gets under way with a programme of English music, including Elgar, Delius, Tippett and Mark-Anthony Turnage, and four conductors in action. Show more

Front Row

Mezzo-Soprano Sarah Connolly, Inspire Season Commissions, The Producers at 50

Duration: 30 minutes

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

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Sarah Connolly swaps mighty operatic roles for delicate English songs. And a poet, a crime writer and a rapper - three artists commissioned by Front Row for the Inspire season. Show more

Contributors

Interviewed Guest:
Sarah Connolly
Interviewed Guest:
Alison Brackenbury
Interviewed Guest:
Vaseem Khan
Interviewed Guest:
Testament
Interviewed Guest:
Angie Errigo
Interviewed Guest:
Matt Wolf
Performer:
Sarah Connolly
Producer:
Julian May

BBC Proms

2016

Haitink Conducts Mahler

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Bernard Haitink marks the 50th anniversary year of his first appearance at the Proms with Mahler's 3rd symphony, a powerful and expansive musical vision of nature. Show more

BBC Proms

2009

Last Night of the Proms - Part Two

Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

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

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Clive Anderson introduces the spectacular climax to the 2009 Proms season, with American conductor David Robertson. Show more