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Bizet’s Carmen gets a new look on her return to the Paris stage

The sultry Spanish senorita from George Bizet’s classic opera Carmen is back on stage at the Paris Opéra Bastille. Find out how the passion and heat translates via a 1970s makeover. Also on the show: Bosnian musician Goran Bregovic brings his toe-tapping party music to the studio with the release of his new album "Champagne for Gypsies".

By Catherine Nicholson

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2016-05-02 culture

Music show: Cyndi Lauper, Keith Urban and Drake

Pink-haired pop professional Cyndi Lauper takes a detour to Nashville for her new country-influenced album. Music critic Mariam Saab joins us to explain how antipodean artist...

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2016-04-29 culture

Legendary German theatre director Peter Stein tackles Samuel Beckett classic en français

Internationally-acclaimed theatre and opera director Peter Stein talks to Richelle Harrison Plesse about his latest work, a French production of Samuel Beckett's one-man, one-act...

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2016-04-28 culture

Barbie: What a doll!

At nearly 60, has Barbie become high art? Eve Jackson takes us to her first ever exhibition at a Paris museum. Also on the programme, Alberto Giacometti in Africa and the history...

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2016-04-27 culture

Film show: 'Captain America', 'Trumbo' and Rocky Horror

From Captain America on the red carpet in Paris to France's love of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" 40 years on, critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week’s film...

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2016-04-26 culture

Director Gus Van Sant looks back at his best films

From an Oscar nomination for "Good Will Hunting" to the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival with "Elephant", he's a director who's divided critics from the start. Culture...

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