"I considered myself very lucky to be part of this project. I’d never really come across a musical genius before working with Slava Rostropovich. He was endlessly caring to all the young singers and players, and enfolded us all in a great bear-hug of love. To have Peter Pears as Monsieur Triquet was a bit special too! Unforgettable…."

Image: Richard Jackson (right) in the title role of Onegin, 1979, with Eric Crozier.