Cards In Opera

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For hundreds of years, card games have been at the centre of social life at the courts of Europe.

The glamour and danger of gambling have been responsible for both the enrichment and ruin of substantial sections of the European nobility.

Brian Morton and his guest Gavin Byers discuss the enduring fascination which cards have held for composers of opera over the last three centuries.

19980509

For hundreds of years, card games have been at the centre of social life at the courts of Europe.

The glamour and danger of gambling have been responsible for both the enrichment and ruin of substantial sections of the European nobility.

Brian Morton and his guest Gavin Byers discuss the enduring fascination which cards have held for composers of opera over the last three centuries.