VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world 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.
VIDEO PODCAST: Discussion about Bernard Haitink (1929-2021), Salzburg, Roger Doyle's Finnegans Wake Project, the English Symphony Orchestra, the Chopin Competition Warsaw, Los Angeles Opera and other subjects in our hour-long November 2021 video.
Kazakh-German bass-baritone Oleg Bryzhak was born on 27 October 1960 in Jezkazgan, Kazakhstan, in the former USSR. He moved to Germany in 1991 to join Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, and from 1996 he was a soloist with Düsseldorf-based Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
He died, aged fifty-four, along with colleague Maria Radner on 24 March 2015 in the Germanwings Flight 9525 air crash in the French Alps, whilst returning from singing in Wagner's Siegfried at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona.