18 June 2015 at 11.59am | 21 Comments
The BBC has launched a three-week season of programming celebrating the classical voice and the skill required to master and develop the human instrument.
Featuring a host of the classical music world’s top stars, the Classical Voice season runs until 4 July and features broadcasts of documentaries, performances, discussion and coverage of the esteemed BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition.
Among the documentaries screened will be the four-part series 'Pappano's Classical Voices' presented by Music Director of the Royal Opera Antonio Pappano on BBC Four (with the first episode to be broadcast at 9pm on 28 June), and ‘La traviata: Love, Death and Divas’, a BBC Two documentary broadcast on 20 June exploring the real-life drama behind one of the world’s most popular operas presented by Amanda Vickery and Tom Service.
Throughout the season, Kiri Te Kanawa is introducing her 20 favourite classical voices on BBC Radio 3’s Breakfast. The legendary soprano will also be a guest presenter on a special edition of BBC Radio 3’s Saturday Classics on 20 June. The following week the programme will be presented by soprano Felicity Lott.
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