Opera is the focus of the next episode of the Sky Arts series First Love, in which celebs revisit their earliest attempts at music making, with professional assistance. The aim is to survive a buttock-clenching live performance at the end of the show.
The Lady Frederick Windsor, aka actress and former budding soprano Sophie Winkleman, is the willing victim this time round. Her challenge is to sing Quando m’en Vo from La bohème at the King's Head opera pub. She'll be mentored by Sarah Tynan, who has sung Musetta, and advised by Marina Poplavskaya, who hasn't (as far as I know). But at least Nice Hair should be guaranteed.
I asked for a clip from the show, but apparently they have none, so you'll have to make do with a photo. (Rather like trying to sell a car without offering a test drive, so serves them right if nobody watches.)
The show is first aired on Sky Arts 1 on 28 February, with repeats to follow.