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The Opera Hour - 5th November 2015

The Opera Hour - 5th November 2015

About the show

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes. Today: Philomela. Richard examines how composers have been inspired by the myth of Philomela, the princess of Athens, who transformed herself into a nightingale to escape abuse. Milton Babbitt, James Dillon and Andre Messager have all set her morphosis to music. Richard is also joined by Ella Marchment to talk about her opera company, The Helios Collective, and her Formations masterclass series. [