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Richard Bonynge is acknowledged as a scholar of bel canto opera, 19th-century French opera and 19th-century ballet music. He has conducted at most of the world’s opera houses, in Great Britain, in the United States, Canada, Argentina, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Portugal, Poland, Russia, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
His repertoire consists mainly of 18th-century opera, the great bel canto repertoire, French 19th-century opera, 19th-century ballet and opera, the operas of Mozart and Handel, and many operettas. He has revived many operas which were not at the time included in the repertoire: Les Huguenots (Meyerbeer), Semiramide, Sigismondo (Rossini), La fille du régiment, Maria Stuarda, Anna Bolena, Lucrezia Borgia (Donizetti), Esclarmonde, Le roi de Lahore, Thérèse (Massenet), Medea (Pacini), Orfeo (Haydn) and I Masnadieri (Verdi).
He has recorded over 50 complete operas as well as the three great Tchaikovsky ballets, three Delibes ballets and countless relatively unknown ballets of Adam, Minkus, Burgmuller, Auber, Drigo and Offenbach. He has recorded several recital discs with Renata Tebaldi, Sumi Jo, Jerry Hadley, Deborah Riedel, Rosamund Illing, Cheryl Barker, Elizabeth Whitehouse and Yvonne Kenny.