Join Liz Nolan as she visits the chronicles of this passionate and spectacular art.
Each week an opera, a story, a glimpse into the lives of the characters, both real and imaginary, who have shaped the form as we know it today.
Sweet bird of youth- The Swallow, or La Rondine, is Puccini’s poignant tale of a courtesan who yearns to escape her gilded cage, and fly into the arms of her beloved.
Kiri Te Kanawa and Placido Domingo star in a great recording under Lorin Maazel.
RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 28 April, 7pm-8pm