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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.

“Behold, I was shapen in wickedness: and in sin hath my mother conceived me. But lo, Thou requirest truth…”- Psalm 50.

Tales from the Opera examines the crucible of power and passion that lies at the heart of Verdi’s Inquisition opera Don Carlos in a live stellar cast recording featuring Antonio Pappano.

Roberto Alagna, José Van Dam, Thomas Hampson, Karita Mattila and Waltraud Meier.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 25August, 7pm-8pm