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Brokeback Mountain - the opera - premières in Madrid

Annie Proulx's tale of forbidden love between two Wyoming cowboys has already become an Oscar-winning film, and now it’s getting the operatic treatment. On the day that it premières at Madrid's Opera Real, we hear from Proulx on why she wrote the libretto, and how she thinks her story lends itself well to the medium.

Sticking with the classical theme, we’re discovering an American take on European opera with Ryan Brown, founder and conductor of the US-based Opera Lafayette. He tells Catherine Nicholson about the artistic coincidences behind why his company is playing Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte and Philidor’s Les Femmes Vengées back-to-back in two marathon musical sessions with the same singers and musicians.

Also on the show: we discover how Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour is planning to bring peace to Central African Republic; and we find out how French horse theatre from Bartabas, and Chinese musical virtuosity from pianist Wu Mu Ye formed part of a massive celebration of 50 years of Franco-Chinese diplomatic relations.

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2017-05-23 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Al Gore 'The modern climate movement was launched here'

The former US vice president and Nobel Laureate speaks to Eve Jackson about his new film "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," how we can solve the climate crisis and why he...

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2017-05-23 Cannes Film Festival 2017

TV series 'Top of the Lake: China Girl' screened at Cannes

Director Jane Campion has been invited to present something relatively unusual at this year's Cannes Film Festival: her acclaimed TV series. It's called "Top of the Lake: China...

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2017-05-22 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Naomi Campbell hosts 'Fashion For Relief'

One of the original supermodels -- and first black covergirl 25 years ago -- speaks to Eve Jackson about her charity Fashion for Relief, which hosted a catwalk show in Cannes...

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2017-05-22 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Nicole Kidman stars in 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

It's time for Nicole Kidman to make her big entrance at the Cannes Film Festival. The Australian actress is due on the red carpet later for the premiere of her new film, "The...

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2017-05-21 Cannes Film Festival 2017

Cannes 2017: Arnold Schwarzenegger is back

The Mr Universe turned Terminator turned governor of California is in Cannes to talk about his new film "The Wonders of the Sea". Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks to Eve Jackson...

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