If you're really bored tonight there's some great TV on tonight for all you classical music and opera lovers!
And it's all starting from eight o clock on BBC Four!
There's a very special masterclass with the international American lyric soprano Barbara Bonney. It's in London's Wigmore Hall and expect plenty of talent from those amateur singers again! She did two masterclasses for BBC Four last year if you remember and they were very good. One was in the Assembly Rooms in Bath and one was in the St David's Hall in Cardiff as part of the Cardiff Singer of the World competition. If you haven't seen Bonney's masterclasses before, they are very interesting and I'm sure it might be quite helpful for all you singers. I like the way she involves the audience in the masterclasses and not just the pupils!
If you've got BBC Four make sure you watch it. If you haven't though, go round to a friend's house tonight and watch it! It's a bit short notice, sorry!
Then at 9:00 turn over to BBC 2 (which I'm sure you've all got) for a documentary all about the legendary and probably the greatest tenor in the world, Luciano Pavarotti. This is where the fun begins for those of you who haven't got cable (and those who have cable too!) It is about the tenor's life and history, his musical career plus special cameras follow him exclusively whilst performing at three very special venues. There are also contributions from some of the other legends in opera. Of course he is retiring soon, so this will be something not to miss!
Finally, if you're still feeling awake or if you just can't get enough of this fantastic operatic evening, then switch over to BBC Four again at 10:35 (sorry non cable people!) for a very different show. I Want To Be Pavarotti is a unique experiment where three different men with very different occupations are transformed into operatic tenors by Robert Alderson, a singing teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music, all in just a manner of short time!(This is not a remake of Operatunity!) Believe it or not, the teacher thinks that he can recognise singing talent just by hearing people shout! Hmm! You might recognise one or two of the brave students taking part, maybe Mario Chalilopoulos, most famous for singing The Wheels on the Bus on series 2 of Pop Idol last summer! (That episode was hilarious!) By the way, there is a repeat of this programme on the 2nd June (next Wednesday) at 7:00pm on BBC Four. This is also a programme not to be missed.
All these programmes are all kicking off tonight to start of the BBC Summer of Opera, a series of operatic performances, concerts and programmes across the BBC. Make sure you're watching tonight. If you want to find out more information about the programmes tonight, click on this link.