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Reviving Vivaldi

He's said to be one of the most elegant and musical lyric tenors to have emerged for a decade. He's sung a variety of roles from different periods including Mozart, Handel and Benjamin Britten. Topi Lehtipuu tells Eve Jackson about dubbing Sesame Street, discovering new Vivaldi music and how opera is HOT.

By Eve JACKSON

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2015-04-01 culture

Film Show : 'Suite française', 'Shaun the sheep' and 'A perfect man'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson joins us to take us through this week’s new releases, starting with the film adaptation of Irene Nemirovsky's wartime novel "Suite Française" starring...

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2015-03-31 culture

Asaf Avidan's Gold Shadow

Listening to his voice, you may think of a female singer from long ago. Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin and Bob Dylan are all in there, they add up to his original sound. Asaf...

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2015-03-30 culture

Jeanne Added on her classical pop-crossover

Singer-songwriter Jeanne Added is on set to talk us through her pop-classical crossover. Music critic Mariam Saab brings us a new release from Ringo Starr and a documentary...

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2015-03-27 culture

Sound Bites: Eating on tour with Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos

The lead singer of the British rock band Franz Ferdinand takes readers on a rock-and-roll culinary adventure around the world in his book "Sound Bites", which has just been...

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2015-03-26 culture

Carl Barat’s Glory Days

He's best known as a founding member - along with Pete Doherty - of the influential English band The Libertines, as well as the shorter-lived Dirty Pretty Things. Carl Barat...

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