BBC radio exposes the rise of Mongolian opera

Producer Steven Rajam, and journalist Kate Molleson of BBC Radio-4 presented a special double bill programme named ‘From the Steppe to the Stage’ about remarkable rise of Mongolia’s opera.

In the first episode, the journalist unravels success story of Mongolian opera singer Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar, and his childhood memories, home province. In second episode, it explores the development of Mongolian classical art and opera education. The programme concludes that the opera is becoming an important tool for Mongolia’s public diplomacy.

BBC Radio 4 is a radio station dedicated to music, drama, science and history which has over 12 million listeners around the world.

The Embassy expresses its sincere appreciation and wishing all the best for the programme team, and J. Unurmaa, the Cultural Envoy of Mongolia who organized their trip to Mongolia, and colleagues of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolian State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet and people who contributed this programme.