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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.”I close my eyes and imagine the dark hills I would have to cross to reach you. For I am in love with you and this is what it is like or what it is like in words.”- Carol Ann Duffy.

This week, Tales from the Opera visits Dvorák’s Bohemia, in company with the lovelorn water nymph Russalka. Soprano Renée Fleming stars, in a transcendent recording conducted by Charles Mackerras..

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 20October, 7pm-8pm