In Conversation with Brian Castles-Onion AM

In Conversation

Wednesdays at 1pm

Each week presenter Simon Moore spends an hour in conversation with one of the greatest musicians, singers, composers or conductors, along with up-and-comers and others who influence our arts landscape.


Brian Castles-Onion is one of Australia’s most exciting and well-known opera conductors. His career expands internationally having worked at New York’s Metropolitan Opera and the Julliard School of Music. His love of opera began when he was just 4 years old, at which point his weekly accumulation of new LPs began, creating what is now one of the largest private collections of vocal recordings in the world.

He’s worked with Sumi Jo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Placido Domingo, and in March and April he’s conducting La Traviata’s triumphant return to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

This episode is an extended version of the broadcast edition, with additional interview content.

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