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.
Mexican mezzo-soprano Oralia Domínguez was born at San Luis Potosí on 25 October 1925 and studied at the National Conservatory of Music where composer Carlos Chavez helped create a career for her.
By 1953, she had appeared at London's Wigmore Hall, La Scala Milan and at the Lucerne Festival, and the following year she was performing all over Europe. In 1955 she first appeared at Covent Garden, taking a role in the first performance of Tippett's Midsummer Marriage.
She died in Milan on 25 November 2013, aged eighty-eight, leaving many recordings, including Erda in Wagner's Ring with Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic.