The Opera Hour – series 2/episode 24

Opera singer Richard Scott explores opera through the prism of various themes – politics, power, greed, the abominable, magic, lust, comedy.

Today he talks about his personal love affair with opera and wonders how listening to opera can actually save your life. Featuring empowering classics from Mozart, Purcell, Bizet and Jimmy Somerville, tracks that had the power to inspire and save the younger Richard when he was a bullied London teenager.

Originally broadcast on 18th April 2013.