Richard Bonynge

(b. 1930)

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(b Sydney, NSW, 1930).

Australian conductor and pianist. Cond. début, Rome 1962. Specialist in late 18th‐ and early 19th‐cent. bel canto operas, many of them vehicles for his wife, the sop. Joan Sutherland. CG début 1964; NY Met 1970. Mus. dir., Vancouver Opera 1974–8 and Australian Opera 1975–86. CBE 1977.

Subjects: Music.

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