Though it may sound glamorous, getting Greta Bradman’s latest project off the ground took more sticky tape than you might think.

T his new album, My Hero contains bel canto repertoire very dear to my heart. That it came to fruition, together with conductor Richard Bonynge, the English Chamber Orchestra and Decca Classics, is still sinking in! My time working on My Hero with Richard will always remain one of the most precious musical times of my life. His honesty, grace, emotional insight and stylistic genius gave me new depth of understanding about bel canto and classical singing.

Meanwhile, getting My Herooff the ground… well, talk about an exercise in “how to eat an elephant” (one bite at a time)! I remember sitting at my kitchen table earlier this year, painstakingly sticking together hundreds upon hundreds of freshly prepared and printed part scores and full scores for the orchestra, producer Phil Rowlands and Richard Bonynge....