Bryn Terfel on being an 'operatic chameleon'

Talking classical recordings, choirs, operatic adventures - and a little rugby, of course - Bryn shares a patriotic chat with John Suchet.

There's certainly a Welsh flavour behind the bass-baritone's new album, Homeward Bound, tackling a huge repertoire from classical hymns to jazz and opera. There's even an unexpected Welsh connection with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

But, as Bryn explains to John Suchet, it's not just about being pigeonholed as a 'Welsh singer'. There's certainly enough variety on his new album to keep him on his toes.

"You do concerts, you do oratorios, you do Lieder, you record, you do radio, you do television - so there are many chameleon-like adventures of being an opera singer," he said. "The more colours I have within my painting brings something new, and I guess it keeps me interested as well."

John also uncovers a little behind Bryn's latest business venture: his new record label, Snowdonia Records, is set to nurture talent from across the world.

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