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Latest update : 2014-01-28

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.

By Catherine NICHOLSON

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2017-06-28 culture

Film show: The Netflix debate, 'Faces Places' and 'Marnie'

The Netflix debate is rearing its head again as the super pig movie "Okja" becomes available to stream. Critic Lisa Nesselson also talks to Eve Jackson about the week’s other...

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2017-06-27 culture

Award-winning author Lionel Shriver: Trump 'stole my idea'

Award-winning American author and journalist Lionel Shriver (who's best known for her 2003 novel "We Need to Talk about Kevin") returns with her latest work "The Mandibles", a...

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2017-06-26 culture

Music show: Electro Deluxe, Paris Hip-Hop Festival and TLC's comeback

James and Thomas from Electro Deluxe drop by the studio to talk about their groove-filled fusion of funk, soul and jazz with an undeniable French touch.

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2017-06-23 culture

Colombia comes to France

After building bridges with South Korea, Croatia and Vietnam, France is now celebrating its friendship with Colombia with a year of artistic exchanges between the two countries....

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2017-06-22 culture

Diana Krall: 'I find romance in everything'

The smoky-voiced pin-up girl of the jazz world speaks to Eve Jackson about her new album, "Turn Up The Quiet"; finding romance in everything and juggling music, motherhood and...

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