Sean Rafferty visits soprano Lesley Garrett at her home to learn about her career and passions, including her many interests outside the world of music.
Sean visits the soprano Lesley Garrett at her home for a cup of tea and to talk about her career and passions.
Lesley is one of the UK's most recognisable sopranos thanks to the breadth of her work: from Monteverdi at Glyndebourne and Mozart at ENO, to The Sound of Music in the West End, contemporary opera, not to mention a side career as a TV presenter.
Brought up in Yorkshire but now based between there and London with her family, her Yorkshire roots are still hugely important to her. She talks to Sean about those roots, her struggles starting out as a singer, and why there need to be more roles for 60-year-old sopranos.