Tony Pappano's Opera Italia is the pick so far of the BBC's current opera season.
Here are some of the best bits.
Juan Diego discusses the finer points of Rossini over a bucket or two of vino rosso:
and his startling Cessa di piu resistere with rehearsal style piano - and vocal - accompaniment from the maestro:
more vocal accompaniment for the criminally underappreciated Pietro Spagnoli and Largo al factotum:
Do check out the whole thing on the iPlayer - there's a tip here about accessing it from outside the UK.
UPDATE - a few more clips:
Pappano explains the finer points of Nozze di Figaro, in two parts. It's novice-friendly, but at the same time even the most hardened operagoer can find something new in there. No wonder the BBC signed him up:
And some chick action from Sarah Connolly and Danielle de Niese: