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Erdogan’s gamble: Turkey launches offensives on PKK and Islamic State Group (part 2)

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Europe’s shame: Calais migrant crisis deepens (part 1)

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The River Seine, the lifeblood of the French capital

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Remote learning brings hope to Brazil’s rural poor

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'The Little Prince', from the book to the screen

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Indian execution like a 'Hollywood courtroom drama'

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A new player in Syria's war

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Bangladesh: Secular bloggers live in fear after spate of killings

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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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2015-07-31 culture

'The Little Prince', from the book to the screen

The much-loved children's classic "The Little Prince" is back. It's been given an animated overhaul by the co-director of "Kung Fu Panda". Mark Osborne tells us more about his...

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2015-07-30 culture

The art of resistance, from Gaza to Lebanon via Timbuktu

From the Gaza Strip to the Baalbeck festival in Lebanon to the Malian city of Timbuktu, FRANCE 24 looks at the artists around the world using the arts to drown out the sound of...

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2015-07-29 culture

The films of summer 2015

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson reveal their round-up of some of the most exciting films for summer 2015. They review "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation", "Ted 2" and...

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2015-07-28 culture

The styles of summer 2015

From itsy bitsy teenie weenie blue and pink sporty bikinis to hats, hats and more hats and the 70s revival, the editor-in-chief of NowFashion Jessica Michault joins Eve Jackson...

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2015-07-27 culture

The sounds of summer 2015

From Pharrell Williams' latest catchy number to the end of Janet Jackson's seven-year silence via some French festival fun, FRANCE 24's music critic Mariam Saab joins Eve Jackson...

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