Bryn Terfel, the opera star's journey from Wales to Wagner

Bryn Terfel started singing at a young age growing up on a farm in Wales. Books of My Life host Rupert Hawksley found the bass-baritone singer very willing to discuss his career. It was a little trickier keeping him on the topic of books, however. He did manage to pin down a few of his favourite reads, though, including his early fascination with The Mabinogion, a collection of Welsh stories dating back to the 12th century.

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