Richard Bonynge and his late wife Dame Joan Sutherland were one of the greatest musical collaborations the musical world has seen. For the 40 years of Dame Joan’s singing career Richard Bonynge was her coach, support and conductor.

Richard Bonynge’s own career has been prolific in the opera theatre, the recital hall and the recording studio, and in the world of bel canto and French opera his work is unsurpassed. His research has uncovered a huge body of work in bel canto and French opera that has led to the revival of many of these works.

Richard Bonynge talks about his life and career with Doug Beecroft in a special two-part Reflections.  Part 1 was first broadcast on Sunday 28 October and Part 2 on Sunday 4 November.

To listen to Part 1 please click on the arrow below:


To listen to Part 2 please click on the arrow below: