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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary about the importance of children in the life and work of composer Benjamin Britten and some of the boys he was close to talk about their relationships with him. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
John Bridcut
Director:
John Bridcut
Executive Producer:
Peter Maniura
Participant:
Wulff Scherchen
Participant:
David Hemmings
Participant:
Roger Duncan

Masterworks: Six Pieces of Britain

Episode 3: William Walton - Belshazzar's Feast

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

Michael Berkeley puts William Walton's Belshazzar's Feast in the context of his life, from Oldham upbringing to the Italian island of Ischia. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Documentary offering a rare insight into the early career of dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Includes interviews with friends and colleagues, plus cine-camera footage of the man himself. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
John Bridcut
Executive Producer:
Peter Maniura

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

When Luciano Pavarotti died, the world lost one of its finest voices. This portrait uses archive and interviews with Jose Carreras, Dame Joan Sutherland and Juan Diego Florez. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Haydn's sacred oratorio The Creation (Die Schopfung) performed by the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Sir Colin Davis at the Barbican in London. Show more

Contributors

Director:
David Stevens
Executive Producer:
Peter Maniura

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

From Bach's Christmas Oratorio and Handel's Messiah to much-loved carols, ten memorable performances from the archives are introduced by a line-up of musicians and music lovers. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Maniura
Producer:
Adam Lively
Director:
Adam Lively

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Charles Hazlewood celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Felix Mendelssohn with three performances from the BBC Proms of some of his best loved music. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Maniura

Duration: 3 hours

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

Jonathan Kent's production of Mozart's Don Giovanni from the '10 Glyndebourne Festival with Gerald Finley in the title role, Kate Royal and Anna Samuil. Vladimir Jurowski conducts. Show more

Contributors

Don Giovanni:
Gerald Finley
Leporello:
Luca Pisaroni
Presenter:
Katie Derham
Director:
Jonathan Kent
Director:
Peter Maniura

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Wales

Film following leading opera director Graham Vick through six months of intensive rehearsals for two radically different productions of operas by Giuseppe Verdi. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC HD

At Madrid's Teatro Real, stars including Bryn Terfel, Dolora Zajick and Rene Pape perform works by Verdi, Wagner, Mozart and Puccini to celebrate the great tenor Placido Domingo. Show more

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: 2 hours, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Four

From the Glyndebourne Festival 2011, a new staging of Handel's opera Rinaldo, the work with which he made his sensational London debut. Directed by Robert Carsen. Show more

Contributors

Executive Producer:
Peter Maniura
Participant:
Katie Derham
Conductor:
Ottavio Dantone
Director:
Robert Carsen