In Character

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198B01La Clemenza Di Tito19980523

Six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles.

Philip Langridge talks about portraying Titus from Mozart's `La clemenza di Tito' and the title role in Britten's `Peter Grimes'.

198B02The Marriage Of Figaro19980530

Six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles.

Thomas Allen talks about portraying both Figaro and Count Almaviva in Mozart's `The Marriage of Figaro'.

198B03Die Meistersinger19980606

The third of six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles.

Finnish soprano Karita Mattila talks about Eva in Wagner's `Die Meistersinger' and Elisabeth in Verdi's `Don Carlos'.

198B04The Ring19980613

The fourth of six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles.

British bass John Tomlinson talks about his role as Wotan in Wagner's `The Ring'.

198B05The Rake19980620

The fifth of six programmes in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles.

American soprano Dawn Upshaw talks about her role as Anne Trulove in Stravinsky's `The Rake's Progress' and how it contrasts with Broadway musicals.

198B06A Midsummer Night19980627

Concluding the series in which Edward Seckerson talks to great opera singers about how they approach the challenge of playing major operatic roles.

Countertenor James Bowman talks about Oberon in Britten's `A Midsummer Night's Dream' and the title role in Handel's `Giulio Cesare'.