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Join Liz Nolan as she visits the chronicles of 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.

Tonight, You Make Me Forget My God…. of all opera’s villains, it’s Scarpia whose shadow looms largest. The anti-hero of Puccini’s Tosca, his terrible obsession defies heaven and earth.

This week, we hear his implacable song of desire, in a landmark recording with Tito Gobbi and Maria Callas.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 4August, 7pm-8pm