On Air Now
Classic FM Drive with John Brunning 5pm - 7pm
This image appears in the gallery:
Wales’ finest: 15 of the best Welsh musicians
Jones shot to fame in 1964 when she stood in for Leontyne Price in Verdi's 'Il trovatore' at the Royal Opera. She went on to appear at almost every major opera house in the world, including 93 appearances at the Met, singing 11 parts in 10 operas. She was made a CBE in 1976 and a Dame in 1986. She is pictured here in 1984 singing 'Turandot' with Plácido Domingo in Los Angeles.