The Opera Hour – series 2/episode 27

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

Today: Sir Thomas Allen cancelled at the last minute so instead opera fan and teacher Linda Scott – Richard’s mother – talks about Verdi, Puccini, Gluck and just how difficult and trying it was having a son who wanted to go on the stage.

Originally broadcast on 9th May 2013.