A revealing documentary will look at the life and career of the late, great Margaret Price, arguably the greatest singing diva Wales has ever produced.
Dame Margaret Price died earlier this year aged 69. The programme Margaret Price: Brenhines y Gân will pay homage to the girl from Blackwood, Gwent who became one of the great prima donna sopranos of our age.
The fact that the programme features exclusive interviews with world-famous tenors Placido Domingo and José Carreras, fellow soprano Kiri te Kanawa and bass baritone Bryn Terfel among others, reflects her standing among her fellow professionals.
However, fellow performers, close friends and colleagues will ask why she was not lauded as much as she should have been here in Wales.
It sparked a career which saw her sing in the top opera venues in the USA, France and especially Germany, where she lived and worked for most of her career. There, in Cologne and Munich in particular, she became synonymous with performing Lieder songs as well as a carefully chosen range of operatic roles. The programme also includes rare film clips showing the singer in some of her most memorable performances.
Other contributors looking at the enigma that was Margaret Price include organist and former Head of Music at BBC Wales, Huw Tregelles Wiliams, broadcaster Frank Lincoln, academic and music director Dr Richard Elfyn Jones, critic and writer Rian Evans, music maestro and presenter Alwyn Humphreys and the Rev Canon Dorian Davies, Canon Residentiary of St David's Cathedral.
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