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.
Romanian opeeratic baritone Nicolae Herlea was born on 28 August 1927 in Bucharest, where he studied at the Music Conservatory with Aurelius Costescu-Duca. He later studied with Giorgio Favaretto in Rome at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, and went on to win singing competitions in Brussels, Geneva and Prague and to make his debut in Pagliacci as Silvio at Bucharest National Opera, where he soon became principal baritone.
He died on 24 February 2014, aged eighty-six.