Veteran bass-baritone Ruggero Raimondi stars in the new French TV drama Le Sanglot des Anges as - guess what - a famous opera singer on the point of retirement.
The four part series premiered on French TV this summer.
Its producers pronounced it "A gripping combination of a thriller, a family saga and a sentimental drama".
A friend of mine who saw as much as she could stomach claimed it was "unwatchable rubbish". Though she did add that M. Raimondi does a very creditable job in the lead role.
Now the rest of the world can judge for themselves, as satellite channel TV5 transmit the first episode tonight (subtitles in French only), with a repeat on Friday. More details here.
And yes, Raimondo gets to sing - view here.