Renato Scotto: A Legend Looks Back

Airs Saturday, July 19 at 12 noon. Legendary soprano Renata Scotto recalls her life and career in a special two hour feature co-produced by the WFMT Radio Network and Radio New Zealand Concert, and hosted by celebrated baritone Thomas Hampson.

In an exclusively recorded new interview, Renata Scotto looks back on her life, from her earliest memories as a young girl falling in love with opera, through her thriving career singing some of her most famously acclaimed roles, up to her present day triumphs directing opera productions and teaching young singers in her greatly sought-after masterclasses.

Music includes excerpts from:

Bellini – Norma
Catalani – La Wally
Donizetti – L’elisir d’amore
Donizetti – Lucia di Lammermoor
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet – Manon
Ponchielli – La gioconda
Puccini – Manon Lescaut
Puccini – Madama Butterfly
Puccini – Suor Angelica