Just The Tonic with Katie Derham


Just The Tonic - The Taste of the Opera

Season 2, Ep. 3

Katie meets singer extraordinaire Nicky Spence whose had an eventful year so far, full of personal ups and downs. His career is going from strength to strength – he's sung with all the major opera companies – but, he tells Katie, he'd give it all up to appear on … tune in to find out!


AbracadOpera!, a new show for Sky Kids, is all about introducing young people to the opera for the first time. How did it go down with primary school pupils from Croydon whose tastes in music are a million miles away from Verdi and Wagner? We went to their school to find out. Beth Warnock, Head of Learning at English National Opera tells us why branching out into broadcast creates new outreach opportunities.


The Proms features musicians at the top of their game in concert at the Albert Hall. Most of us can only dream about reaching their standard, but that shouldn't stop us from having a go! The People's Orchestra's Rusty Players orchestra gives opportunities to new musicians or to those who've dusted off an instrument that's been lying in a cupboard for years. Some of their newest members tell us what they get out of playing together in the orchestra. 

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