VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi was born at Vidalenzo near Parma on 13 July 1924, and began studying voice as a baritone at Parma Conservatory with Ettore Campogalliani. During World War II he was emprisoned in a German camp, but returned to Italy when the war ended and studied at Parma's Boito Conservatory, retraining his voice and first appearing as a tenor in the title role of Andrea Chénier in 1951 at Teatro Petruzelli in Bari.
He had a very busy career in opera houses and recording studios in the 1960s and 70s, then began to concentrate on recital work in the 1980s, retired in 1996 and passed away on 25 July 2014, aged ninety.