Jennifer Saunders will host a brand new series on Classic FM, designed to introduce novices to the world of opera.
He, the actress Fabulous Wonderful, will be joining Global’s classical music radio station from 6 March to the present From Couch to Opera House (for 7 weeks), along with the British National Opera.
Saunders, 63, presents the series after she completes a charity opera challenge in 2021.
We’re excited to welcome Jennifer Saunders to the Classic FM family for a new series that explores the world of opera, with a little help from our friends at @E_N_O.
Join her at 9pm this Sunday as she embarks on her journey to the opera house. 🎶 pic.twitter.com/0lZdHWUWnH
– Classic FM (@ClassicFM) March 2, 2022
Last March Saunders collaborated with the British National Opera and was one of five comedians to study the Nessun Dorma aria for 24 hours before performing live on TV for charity.
From Couch to Opera House (for 7 weeks) is the latest in a series of shows specially commissioned to celebrate Classic FM’s 30th anniversary.
The performance will last seven hours, with the aim of demystifying opera for those unfamiliar with the genre.
Speaking of his latest project, Saunders said: “After diving into the world of opera last year for a great charity and the British National Opera, I am delighted to present the series. new on Classic FM without actually singing. ”
Each show will focus on a different theme, from love, conflict and chaos to comedy.
With each theme there will be a related accompaniment of opera music spanning five centuries, from Claudio Monteverdi to Stephen Sondheim.
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Philip Noyce, managing editor of Classic FM, said: “It is exciting to be partnering with Jennifer Saunders and the British National Opera for the new series From Couch to Opera House (in seven weeks) over the past five centuries. our special 30th anniversary.
“One of our central goals at Classic FM is to make classical music accessible to everyone, so I am delighted that we are working with someone of Jennifer’s caliber to make classical music accessible to everyone. Help us challenge all preconceptions about what opera is and who can enjoy it.
“Our series will inform, it will entertain, and it will pack an emotional punch – like a night at the opera house!”
From Couch to Opera House (for 7 weeks) premieres on Classic FM at 9pm on March 6.
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