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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, God forbid it had ended happily, Verona might have had another content married couple on its books, but the world would have been denied perhaps the greatest story of first love and implacable tragedy.

Tales from the Opera celebrates the doomed romance of Roméo et Juliette, in Charles Gounod’s lyrical setting.

RTÉ lyric fm, Sunday 15 December, 7pm-8pm