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.
Austrian tenor Waldemar Kmentt was born in Vienna on 2 February 1929 and studied at the Vienna Music Academy, initially piano, then voice with Adolf Vogel, Elisabeth Radó and Hans Duhan. Kmentt, associated specially with German operatic repertoire, sang the tenor solo in Beethoven's Choral Symphony in 1950 under Karl Böhm. The following year he made his professional debut as the Prince in The Love for Three Oranges at Vienna State Opera, where he continued to appear regularly for the following thirty-five years. He also often sang at the Salzburg Festival - particularly in Mozart.