Diva

Peggy Reynolds presents a history of the diva, from the earliest opera stars of the bel canto to recent megastars of popular music. In an age when the term celebrity is attached to some staggeringly minor talents, she takes a look at what makes a real star and turns a singer into an iconic figure for a whole generation.
With broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, opera director John Copley and music lecturer Richard Witts.

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20061224
20061224

Peggy Reynolds presents a history of the diva, from the earliest opera stars of the bel canto to recent megastars of popular music. In an age when the term celebrity is attached to some staggeringly minor talents, she takes a look at what makes a real star and turns a singer into an iconic figure for a whole generation.

With broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, opera director John Copley and music lecturer Richard Witts.