Iceman, Suicide in the performing arts, Samuel Barber opera Vanessa
New film Iceman was inspired by Ötzi, the prehistoric man who was found perfectly preserved in the ice in the Ötztal Alps in 1991. Dubbed "The European Revenant" the characters speak in an extinct language which isn't subtitled. We review with film critic Hannah McGill and survival enthusiast and Costa Children's Book Award winner Katherine Rundell.
A recent Parliamentary meeting addressed the issue of mental health and the performing arts as statistics show that there is a higher than average risk of suicide in those professions. How should employers respond? MP Luciana Berger who chaired the meeting and Louise Grainger of Equity talk to Front Row.
Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings is one of the world's most loved pieces of classical music, but Barber also wrote many other works, including the opera Vanessa, which is being revived at Glyndebourne sixty years after it was hailed as the first great American opera. Kirsty speaks to director Keith Warner.
Main image: Juergen Vogel in Iceman. Copyright: Martin Rattini for Port Au Prince Film Kultur Produktion and Echofilm.…read more