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.
British mezzo-soprano and singing teacher Patricia Kern was born in Swansea on 14 July 1927. She studied with Gwynn Parry Jones at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London (1949-52), worked at Opera for All (1952-5) and joined Sadler's Wells in 1959, staying for ten seasons, and singing notable roles including Cinderella (La Cenerentola), Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Isolier (Le comte Ory) and Isabella (L'Italiana in Algeri).
Patricia Kern died on 19 October 2015, aged eighty-eight.