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Bonynge, Richard (Alan)

Bonynge, Richard (Alan) (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.

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