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About the show

Wachtel on the Arts is a regular feature hosted by the celebrated literary and arts journalist Eleanor Wachtel. Eleanor is known for her revealing and illuminating conversations with authors on the award-winning Writers & Company.
 
On Wachtel on the Arts, she brings her trademark style of intimate, in-depth interviews with leading artists, architects, composers, filmmakers, theatre and opera directors, actors, singers, conductors, and choreographers from Canada and around the world. 
 
These original and innovative creators talk with Eleanor about their latest work, but also about their personal lives - about how and where they grew up, their families and the cultures, events and ideas that shaped them.
 
Wachtel on the Arts provides a fascinating window into some of the greatest creative minds - and hearts - of our time and reveals what makes them tick, offering surprising insights into the creative process and how they connect to us and to the world.
 
This summer, CBC audiences will hear from: theatre visionary Robert Lepage, artists Anselm Kiefer and John Baldessari, soprano Renee Fleming and baritone Russell Braun, filmmaker Werner Herzog, architect Peter Eisenman, actor Christopher Plummer, artist/filmmaker Julian Schnabel, artist Richard Serra and conductor Johannes Debus.