Danielle de Niese on BBC World Service “The Arts Hour”


Nikki Bedi is joined in the studio by opera star Danielle de Niese who talks about the urbanisation of her latest soprano role in Fiona Shaw’s production of Massanet’s Cendrillon and her wish list of collaborations with hip hop stars. British-Lebanese writer and filmmaker Nasri Atallah joins discussion of highlights from this week’s BBC arts coverage including Stormzy’s headlining set at the Glastonbury Festival.

Oscar winning director Danny Boyle and his lead actor Himesh Patel discuss their film Yesterday which creates a world where everyone has forgotten the Beatles’ music except one young singer!
Hollywood star Keanu Reeves talks about his role in upcoming computer game Cyberpunk2077, theatre director Emma Rice talks about adapting Enid Blyton’s classic Malory Towers stories for the stage and Homeland actor David Harewood is candid about his experience of revisiting a breakdown he had 30 years ago, for the documentary film, Psychosis and Me.

Photo shows Danielle de Niese (c) Chris Dunlop


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