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Looking ahead ~Opera on 3, Saturday 25th May, at 6pm, a recording of Welsh National Opera's new production of Berg's Lulu, directed by David Pountney. Unfinished on Berg's death in 1935, the performance includes the British broadcast premiere of Eberhard Kloke's recent completion of the final act. Soprano Marie Arnet takes the title role, with baritone Ashley Holland as Dr. Schön. Lothar Koenigs conducts. Details.
Now iPlaying ~Drama on 3, Bertolt Brecht's Jungle of Cities, one of his earliest plays, the sources ranging from a real-life Chicago murder in 1912, to 'Une Saison en Enfer' and the relationship between Rimbaud and Verlaine, to J V Jensen's 'The Wheel' and Upton Sinclair's 'The Jungle'. Adapted for radio by Mark Ravenhill
Available until !0.02pm, Sunday 19 May. Listen
May 17: 3's breakfast bidRadio 3 has been all a-Twitter this week, everyone wishing the Breakfast team good luck with its Sony ‘Breakfast Show’ nomination.
This was surely the first time that a Radio 3 ‘Breakfast Show’ has even been nominated for this category, presumably because it has only recently had a breakfast show: prior to that it just played good music first thing in the morning. More ...
AnnouncementsRadio 3 listings: You can download a printable file of Radio 3's programmes each week, in two columns, or three to reduce the number of pages. Bookmark this page - it's usually updated on Friday evenings. Andrew Slater's blog also has direct links to the iPlayer which function once the programme has been broadcast.
Blogging: Now spinning puts the BBC news story on Radio 3's RAJAR performance in perspective.