Pappano's Classical Voices is a Documentary programme.

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Pappano's Classical Voices

Series in which Antonio Pappano explores the great roles and the greatest singers of the last 100 years through the prism of the main classical voice types. He begins with the soprano - at the heart of nearly every opera, although she is not always alive come the final curtain. Tragic heroines, warriors, feisty servants, divas - the soprano sings some of the most fabulous roles in opera. But while the prima donna may suffer on stage, she doesn't suffer fools off it. The great sopranos have always been larger-than-life characters, adored by their public and, in the case of Maria Callas, famous far beyond the opera house, her private life of as much fascination to the press as her singing. To find out about the soprano's techniques, Pappano looks in detail at performances from some of the legendary sopranos of the modern era and hears from some of the leading sopranos of today. episode 1.

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 60 minutes (approx)

When is Pappano's Classical Voices next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 4 December 5th, 1:00am and on BBC 4 December 6th, 12:30am. See more...